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16 May 2016
FB Rice is very excited to be sponsoring the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute's latest program - Bytes4Health: Powering Up Digital Health Start Ups - which has just launched!Read more

12 May 2016
FB Rice is looking forward to sponsoring and attending the PACIA Victorian Interface Function on Thursday, 19 May 2016, with the Minister for Industry and Minister for Energy and Resources, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP.Read more

11 May 2016
Now that the RPL Central decision has been endorsed by the High Court, we expect IP Australia to refer to this decision more often during examination of computer implemented inventions. In particular, we expect IP Australia to raise patentable subject matter objections to claimed inventions where the substance of the invention is in the idea or business method, rather than in a new and useful effect in a computer. Read more

11 May 2016
New guidelines issued from the USPTO provide some positive insight as to how claims to diagnostic methods will be examined for patent eligibility.Read more

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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

David is a Trainee Patent Attorney in our Chemistry team in Melbourne.  Prior to pursuing a qualification as a patent attorney, David spent seven years in scientific research, and, most recently, as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.