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18 Oct 2016
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.Read more

13 Oct 2016
To be an innovation-led company, you need a world-class IP strategy, addressing the symbiotic relationship between high-quality IP portfolios and high-value innovation; freedom to operate; and a communication plan for your strategy to management, colleagues and investors.Read more

13 Oct 2016
Kate and Sheryl will discuss how companies can get the most from the Research & Development Tax Incentive and Government grants available to innovators.Read more

11 Oct 2016
The Government released the R&D Tax Incentive Review report for public consultation last week and called for business, industry and the research community to have their say. Interested parties can submit a response to the Review by October 28.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.

Useful Links


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
Our People

Jess is known for building strong relationships with clients while providing them with comprehensive technical advice on their intellectual property portfolios. Her expertise lies in delivering commercially viable patentability advice, and advising clients on freedom-to-operate and patent landscapes issues. Jess joined FB Rice in 2011 and is a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney in the Sydney Chemistry team.