Eddie Walker
Eddie Walker
Senior Associate


Level 23, 44 Market St
Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
Tel +61 2 8231 1027
Fax +61 2 8231 1099
Recent Publications
26 Jul 2012
Eddie Walker discusses the advantages of filing design registrations in comparison to patent applications.

28 Oct 2011
Earlier this month, the highly publicised Apple vs Samsung IP dispute resulted in a temporary injunction being granted to Apple, preventing Samsung selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

09 Mar 2011
The European Court of Justice has considered the proposal for a central European and Community Patents Court incompatible with European Union Law.
Eddie is a Senior Associate of FB Rice with over 10 years’ experience in private practice.  He has a strong international grounding in IP following qualification as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney at FB Rice, and also as a UK and European patent attorney while working for a major firm in London.
 
With a background in physics, Eddie handles a wide variety of technologies including medical, mechanical, electrical, semiconductor and optical engineering.  While a large portion of his work is within FB Rice’s medical technology team, he also works across a number of different industry sectors.
 
Eddie focuses on providing pragmatic, well thought out advice, breaking down difficult concepts in a clear and concise manner.  This has provided him with an expanding local client base along with a considerable number of overseas clients, including individuals, SMEs, universities and multinationals.  Eddie has built a considerable rapport with clients, who feel comfortable emailing or calling Eddie about any IP matters.
 
Eddie provides a broad-reaching IP service, with considerable experience in drafting and prosecuting patent and design applications in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US, providing infringement and validity advice, and general portfolio management.
 
Prior to joining the profession, Eddie worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications providers, in its optical design and verification team, where he was named as an inventor on US patent application US 2004208515.  Eddie also undertook work experience at a photonics start-up company and a high performance laser manufacturing company.  At university, he completed a Masters project based on a study of dislocation distributions in CaTe semiconductor crystals.
 
Eddie is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.
 
Education
  • Master of Physics from the University of Durham
  • Certificate of Intellectual Property Law from the University of London
  • European Patent Office - European Qualifying Examinations
Key Areas of Expertise
  • Orthopaedic implants
  • Medical bionics
  • Injection devices
  • Optical devices

Industry Focus

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Attorneys of Australia
  • Member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (UK)
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