Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
We are
Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
Working with clients in
Thanks to many years of global experience, FB Rice has a network of trusted advisors in all key jurisdictions. We turn to those advisors when assisting our clients to promote their interests.

For specific information on our Asia Pacific capability, click here.
One door to South East Asia
For a seamless service for filing and prosecuting patent and trade mark applications in South East Asia, click here.
Rachel Hooke

Partner

Rachel Hooke
“The importance of innovation in the medical technology is growing and FB Rice is here to help our clients protect their investment in research.”
“The importance of innovation in the medical technology is growing and FB Rice is here to help our clients protect their investment in research.”
Patents of beauty
The words ‘beauty’ and ‘patents’ are rarely used together, unless you are talking to some passionate patent attorneys. Similarly, advertising the use of ‘chemistry’ or ‘chemicals’ in the manufacture of beauty products or cosmetics is rather unlikely. However, the three – chemistry, cosmetics and patents – constitute a successful formula that has been working for well over a century.
The words ‘beauty’ and ‘patents’ are rarely used together, unless you are talking to some passionate patent attorneys. Similarly, advertising the use of ‘chemistry’ or ‘chemicals’ in the manufacture of beauty products or cosmetics is rather unlikely. However, the three – chemistry, cosmetics and patents – constitute a successful formula that has been working for well over a century.
29 May 2019
Joanne Martin recognised once again in MIP World Top 250 list
For the fourth year in a row, Trade Marks partner Joanne Martin has been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) in the IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP 2019.
For the fourth year in a row, Trade Marks partner Joanne Martin has been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) in the IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP 2019.
Kevin Lam

Trainee Attorney

Kevin Lam

Kevin Lam joins FB Rice as a trainee patent attorney in the Sydney Computer and Electrical Sciences ICT group. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and has received a graduate certificate in Data Science.

Kevin Lam joins FB Rice as a trainee patent attorney in the Sydney Computer and Electrical Sciences ICT group. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and has received a graduate certificate in Data Science.

23 August 2018
FB Rice Partnership | AusAg&Foodtech Summit 2018
In partnership with AusBiotech, FB Rice are excited to be on board again this year for the AusAg&Foodtech Summit, 3-4 September, in Melbourne.
In partnership with AusBiotech, FB Rice are excited to be on board again this year for the AusAg&Foodtech Summit, 3-4 September, in Melbourne.
Australia: Change to patent examiners manual creates uncertainty
It is a long-standing principle of Australian patent law that determining whether or not a patent application is directed towards patentable subject matter should be done separately to determining issues of novelty and inventive step. However, amendments to the Australian Patent Examiners Manual late last year introduced a new practice, encouraging consideration of prior art when assessing subject matter eligibility, which in Australia includes the requirement that the invention be a manner of manufacture.
It is a long-standing principle of Australian patent law that determining whether or not a patent application is directed towards patentable subject matter should be done separately to determining issues of novelty and inventive step. However, amendments to the Australian Patent Examiners Manual late last year introduced a new practice, encouraging consideration of prior art when assessing subject matter eligibility, which in Australia includes the requirement that the invention be a manner of manufacture.