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26 Nov 2015
FB Rice is pleased to support Innovation Week 2015 as a Gold Sponsor, held from 30 November to 4 December 2015.Read more

23 Nov 2015
FB Rice is pleased to announce the addition of a new R&D Tax Consulting group to its business. FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting will assist organisations with maximising the tax benefits associated with their eligible Research and Development activities.Read more

19 Nov 2015
FB Rice is delighted to be sponsoring the RACI NSW Polymer Research Symposium on Friday, 20 November 2015 through the conferral of an award for best oral and poster presentation. The symposium will highlight research across New South Wales and provide a platform for postgraduate students and ECR/postdoctoral researchers to discuss and showcase their research in detail.Read more

19 Oct 2015
The Australian Patent Office proposes to exclude nucleic acids coding for polypeptides from patentability and retain patent eligibility for most other naturally occurring products, such as antibodies, polypeptides and stems cells. The proposal from IP Australia has issued in light of the High Court of Australia’s ruling that an isolated nucleic acid, coding for a mutant BRCA1 protein, is not a "patentable invention". 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
Senior Associate
Karin is a qualified patent and trade mark attorney and Senior Associate with FB Rice. She joined the firm in 2007 after working for the patent attorney practices in two large Australian law firms.
Karin is a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent and Trade Marks Attorney.