Patent & Trade Mark
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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.

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Joanne Martin

Partner

Joanne Martin
"Businesses which spend time and money on creating, developing and promoting their brands recognise that trade marks are valuable commercial assets, and registration of their marks is an essential part of their IP strategy."
"Businesses which spend time and money on creating, developing and promoting their brands recognise that trade marks are valuable commercial assets, and registration of their marks is an essential part of their IP strategy."
Should defensive trade marks be part of your portfolio protection strategy?
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
There are three main reasons to consider including defensive registrations in trade mark portfolio protection strategies.
15 July 2016
US Senator Hatch accuses Australia of stealing American patents and will not accept anything less than a 12 year data exclusivity term
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back in the news, today, with US Senator Orrin Hatch accusing Australia of wanting to steal American patents.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back in the news, today, with US Senator Orrin Hatch accusing Australia of wanting to steal American patents.
Danielle Burns

Associate

Danielle Burns
Danielle is an Associate with the Biotechnology team.  Danielle focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability, infringement, clearance, and validity opinions, and due diligence work, with a specialty in biopharmaceuticals (including antibodies and antisense molecules), diagnostics and agriculture (including transgenic plants).  Danielle works with a number of local and overseas biotech companies, including small to medium entities, big pharma and generics companies as well as academic institutions to protect their intellectual property and help them avoid infringing competitor's intellectual property rights.  Danielle has represented clients in oppositions to grant of both Australian and New Zealand patents and has prepared patent attorney reports required in prospectuses for initial public offerings.
 
Danielle is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.
Danielle is an Associate with the Biotechnology team.  Danielle focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability, infringement, clearance, and validity opinions, and due diligence work, with a specialty in biopharmaceuticals (including antibodies and antisense molecules), diagnostics and agriculture (including transgenic plants).  Danielle works with a number of local and overseas biotech companies, including small to medium entities, big pharma and generics companies as well as academic institutions to protect their intellectual property and help them avoid infringing competitor's intellectual property rights.  Danielle has represented clients in oppositions to grant of both Australian and New Zealand patents and has prepared patent attorney reports required in prospectuses for initial public offerings.
 
Danielle is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.
16 August 2016
Rachel Hooke on ATC16 Business Accelerator judging Panel
Partner Rachel Hooke and the judging panel have shortlisted thirty-eight of Australia's leading and innovative technology companies for the Australian Technologies Competition 2016 Business Accelerator.
Partner Rachel Hooke and the judging panel have shortlisted thirty-eight of Australia's leading and innovative technology companies for the Australian Technologies Competition 2016 Business Accelerator.
Toward a new inventiveness requirement: The RPL Central decision
As discussed in our related post, the Full Court of the Federal Court has held that computer-implemented business methods are patentable in Australia, but only if the invention resides within the actual implementation of the business method by the computer.
As discussed in our related post, the Full Court of the Federal Court has held that computer-implemented business methods are patentable in Australia, but only if the invention resides within the actual implementation of the business method by the computer.