Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
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Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
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.

For specific information on our Asia Pacific capability, click here.

 

 
One door to South East Asia
For a seamless service for filing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications in South East Asia, click here.

 

John Landells

Partner

John Landells
“Changes to New Zealand’s patent law and practice in 2014 has brought New Zealand more into alignment with Australia, significantly raising the threshold for patentability in New Zealand. Most of our attorneys are registered to represent our clients in both Australia and New Zealand, which ensures that our clients get the best protection of their assets across both jurisdictions.”
“Changes to New Zealand’s patent law and practice in 2014 has brought New Zealand more into alignment with Australia, significantly raising the threshold for patentability in New Zealand. Most of our attorneys are registered to represent our clients in both Australia and New Zealand, which ensures that our clients get the best protection of their assets across both jurisdictions.”
Interfering RNA (iRNA) is no interference to manner of manufacture in Australia
The Australian Patent Office (APO) has determined that claims directed to a composition comprising double-stranded RNA (so-called “interfering RNA” or “iRNA”) is a manner of manufacture (patent eligible subject matter) in accordance with Section 18(1)(a) of the Patents Act.
The Australian Patent Office (APO) has determined that claims directed to a composition comprising double-stranded RNA (so-called “interfering RNA” or “iRNA”) is a manner of manufacture (patent eligible subject matter) in accordance with Section 18(1)(a) of the Patents Act.
23 September 2016
Final Intellectual Property Arrangements report sent to Australian Government
The final completed report into Intellectual Property Arrangements has been sent to the Australian Government for its consideration. The next step in the process is for the release of the report, which is required to be tabled in each House of the Parliament in the next 25 days.
The final completed report into Intellectual Property Arrangements has been sent to the Australian Government for its consideration. The next step in the process is for the release of the report, which is required to be tabled in each House of the Parliament in the next 25 days.
Ian Rourke

Partner

Ian Rourke
Ian prepares and prosecutes patent applications internationally, evaluates the external patent landscape and intellectual property positions of competitors, conducts complex patent invalidity, infringement, due diligence and freedom-to-operate analyses.
 
Ian is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.
Ian prepares and prosecutes patent applications internationally, evaluates the external patent landscape and intellectual property positions of competitors, conducts complex patent invalidity, infringement, due diligence and freedom-to-operate analyses.
 
Ian is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.
14 November 2016
RACI Vic Branch AGM & 25 Year Membership presentation for Dr Marcus Caulfield
In what promises to be a evening filled with fun, fellowship and festivities - the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) is holding their Social Evening & AGM in Melbourne's iconic Campari House this evening.
In what promises to be a evening filled with fun, fellowship and festivities - the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) is holding their Social Evening & AGM in Melbourne's iconic Campari House this evening.
Tobacco on the back foot?
With Europe’s tobacco-products legislation moving forward, Lisa Neilson reviews the lessons learned from Australia’s earlier action.
With Europe’s tobacco-products legislation moving forward, Lisa Neilson reviews the lessons learned from Australia’s earlier action.