Managing Partner's welcome
Welcome to FB Rice, where intellectual property meets innovation. At FB Rice, we believe that innovation is fundamental to economic prosperity and social wellbeing. We know its value and always wish to nurture it.
We often see that the successful protection and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) rights arising from innovation is critical to its commercial adoption and the success of our clients’ businesses. And so our purpose is to inspire our attorneys and staff to best serve our clients as they navigate what can be the complex world of IP.
Our clients come from a broad range of enterprises from start-ups through to global corporations. However, one thing that all of our clients have in common is that they value our ability to extend our advice beyond a pure IP focus to a more strategic, commercial level.
We can assist with IP advice for both Australian companies and foreign entities and are familiar with jurisdictions all around the world. With a selection of attorneys qualified in countries in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia, we see ourselves more as a global partner for our clients than as just an Australian firm.
With some of the world’s most significant growth occurring in the Asia-Pacific region, we can provide specialist IP advice for that area, wherever our clients are based.
In addition, as part of ensuring that our advice has a strongly commercial focus, the firm has an R&D Tax Consulting service, run by an experienced team providing advice on the complex R&D Tax Incentive program. For our many clients undertaking significant research and development, the R&D Tax Consulting team work seamlessly with the Attorneys to provide end-to-end advisory services.
Unlike an increasing number of its long-standing competitors in the Australian market, the partners of FB Rice are also committed to seeing the firm remain wholly owned by the partners of the firm. FB Rice is not a subsidiary of a listed entity that also owns other firm brands and does not have external shareholders with no knowledge of our industry. Our key areas of focus are to develop a firm that is the best patent and trade mark attorney firm in Australia to work for and also to provide the best possible service to our clients, with both of these goals unimpeded by the expectations and demands of external shareholders. We believe these areas of focus have never been more important.
The Partners of FB Rice are further committed to serving the needs of the firm’s clients without conflict of interest or compromise of quality of service. We are also committed to upholding the highest standards of business ethics and integrity and expect and know that all of our staff comply with these standards.
If you would like to know more about FB Rice or our approach to intellectual property in Australia and globally, please contact me or any of my colleagues whose names appear on the pages of our website. We look forward to working with you, whatever your intellectual property needs may be.