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.

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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.
Madeleine Kelly

Partner

Madeleine Kelly
“At FB Rice, we employ and work with a diverse range of people. From hiring attorneys and staff with diverse backgrounds, to sponsoring initiatives encouraging women’s engagement and networking in STEM and life sciences, we know that sometimes talent requires support to flourish and benefit the firm, our clients, and the industries in which they work. This desire for diversity can also be seen in the flexibility provided to the FB Rice team through working arrangements and paid parental leave on a sliding scale.”
“At FB Rice, we employ and work with a diverse range of people. From hiring attorneys and staff with diverse backgrounds, to sponsoring initiatives encouraging women’s engagement and networking in STEM and life sciences, we know that sometimes talent requires support to flourish and benefit the firm, our clients, and the industries in which they work. This desire for diversity can also be seen in the flexibility provided to the FB Rice team through working arrangements and paid parental leave on a sliding scale.”
New Zealand to introduce a one-year grace period
New Zealand looks set to introduce a new one-year grace period into the Patents Act 2013 after ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on 25 October 2018.
New Zealand looks set to introduce a new one-year grace period into the Patents Act 2013 after ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on 25 October 2018.
03 July 2018
FB Rice to present at the Australia China Technology Incubator Bootcamps
The ACTI Bootcamp will provide CEOs and senior Australian executives of health and medtech companies the knowledge to assist them develop a high-level China market entry plan and business strategy.
The ACTI Bootcamp will provide CEOs and senior Australian executives of health and medtech companies the knowledge to assist them develop a high-level China market entry plan and business strategy.
Nigel Chen-Tan

Patent Attorney

Nigel Chen-Tan

Nigel is a Patent Attorney in the Perth Engineering team with a strong academic background. Nigel has a PhD in Philosophy majoring in Applied Physics and is an MBA candidate from Curtin University.

Nigel is a Patent Attorney in the Perth Engineering team with a strong academic background. Nigel has a PhD in Philosophy majoring in Applied Physics and is an MBA candidate from Curtin University.

22 December 2017
Lara Gun promoted to Senior Associate
All the partners and staff at FB Rice would like to congratulate Lara Gun on her well deserved promotion to Senior Associate in our Sydney Trade Marks team.
All the partners and staff at FB Rice would like to congratulate Lara Gun on her well deserved promotion to Senior Associate in our Sydney Trade Marks team.
Interfering RNA (iRNA) is no interference to manner of manufacture in Australia
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.
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.