Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
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Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
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Thanks to many years of global experience, FB Rice has a network of trusted advisors in most key jurisdictions. We turn to those advisors when assisting our clients to promote their interests.

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Charles Berman

Partner

Charles Berman
“With the resources sector becoming increasingly competitive, intellectual property protection assumes an ever more important role as a business tool. While FB Rice considers innovation as crucial in the resources sector, the benefit of such innovation is lost if an effective strategy for its protection is not also implemented as an integral part of a business's commercial strategy. Such protection is the safest mechanism for maintaining a competitive advantage.”
“With the resources sector becoming increasingly competitive, intellectual property protection assumes an ever more important role as a business tool. While FB Rice considers innovation as crucial in the resources sector, the benefit of such innovation is lost if an effective strategy for its protection is not also implemented as an integral part of a business's commercial strategy. Such protection is the safest mechanism for maintaining a competitive advantage.”
Do you undertake Research and Development activities overseas?
In certain circumstances, R&D activities conducted overseas may qualify to claim the R&D tax offset at the same rate as a company’s Australian based R&D however overseas activities are subject to additional criteria and the issue of the ‘Overseas Finding’.
In certain circumstances, R&D activities conducted overseas may qualify to claim the R&D tax offset at the same rate as a company’s Australian based R&D however overseas activities are subject to additional criteria and the issue of the ‘Overseas Finding’.
20 March 2016
FB Rice adds new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.
Prue Cowin

Patent Attorney

Prue Cowin

Prue is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks attorney in our Biotechnology group. She completed her PhD at Monash Institute of Medical Research, investigating the effects of environmental chemicals on prostate disease.  Her comprehensive PhD led to a number of publications in high-ranking field specific peer-reviewed journals.

Prue is a registered Australian Patent and Trade Marks attorney in our Biotechnology group. She completed her PhD at Monash Institute of Medical Research, investigating the effects of environmental chemicals on prostate disease.  Her comprehensive PhD led to a number of publications in high-ranking field specific peer-reviewed journals.

05 May 2016
Joanne Martin makes MIP World Top 250 List
Joanne Martin name one of the world's top women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property
Joanne Martin name one of the world's top women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property
Clever Data Processing still Patentable after latest Full Court rejection of a software patent
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia recently decided that a claim for gathering evidence relevant to an assessment of an individual’s competency did not constitute patentable subject matter (Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 177).
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia recently decided that a claim for gathering evidence relevant to an assessment of an individual’s competency did not constitute patentable subject matter (Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central Pty Ltd [2015] FCAFC 177).