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02 May 2016
FB Rice was delighted to sponsor Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce WA's futureNOW Sundowner last week at GHD Perth's new state of the art facilities.Read more

20 Apr 2016
The proposed 1.5% cut to the R&D tax incentive will not go ahead as the Bill before the Senate has lapsed, and will not proceed.Read more

19 Apr 2016
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’. Read more

12 Apr 2016
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.Read more

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Our philosophy says that there is more to fulfilling our clients' needs than the advice that they receive directly from us. It is important to us to help educate clients and to help them to stay abreast of developments in intellectual property. For this reason we offer 'Library Resources' which includes tools such as patent and trade mark 'Q&A', flow charts which outline patent processes and a variety of fact sheets.

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Government Websites

IP Australia - Australian Patent Office
IPONZ - New Zealand Intellectual Property Office
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation

Associated Organisations

AIPLA - American Intellectual Property Law Association
AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
AIPF - Association of Intellectual Property Firms
BIO - Biotechnology Industry Organisation
FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
INTA - International Trademark Association
IPSANZ - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
RACI - Royal Australian Chemical Institute
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Trainee Attorney

Preston is a Trainee Attorney in our Sydney Biotechnology team with a passion for the latest technological innovations and advancements in the Biotechnology and Life Sciences fields. Prior to joining FB Rice, Preston completed a traineeship as a Patent Scientist at a leading boutique IP firm in Malaysia, where he was involved with filing and the prosecution of patents in the South East Asia region.