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We work with local and international clients seeking IP protection and strategy within Australia, New Zealand,
SE Asia and across the globe.

We are a leading national firm but stay true to our beginnings. FB Rice originated in Pitt Street, Sydney, where Frederick Bernhard Rice set up as a sole patent attorney in 1949.

Mr Rice was known for his close relationships with scientists and inventors, a legacy that still exists today. We are committed to supporting the Australian IP ecosystem and believe in the integral role IP plays in an economy.

Like Frederick Rice, our attorneys nurture long-standing industry relationships, enjoy creating new ones and are industry aware through grassroots engagement. Our clients include companies, research organisations and institutes, universities, startups, government bodies, law firms and overseas IP firms.

Meet our people

We cultivate an inclusive environment that extends from our employees to our clients. We do this by recruiting the best people; that is technical experts with excellent communication skills. The result is a superior service, with thoughtful, reliable and responsive professionals who optimise IP strategies for our clients.
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From Managing Partner Brett Lunn

“At FB Rice, we often see that the successful protection and exploitation of intellectual property (IP) rights, arising from clever innovation, is critical to its commercial adoption and the success of our clients’ businesses. And so our mission is to inspire our attorneys and staff to best serve our clients as they navigate what can be the complex world of IP.

Our clients come from a broad range of enterprises from start-ups through to global corporations. However, one thing that all of our clients have in common is that they value our ability to extend our advice beyond a pure IP focus to a more strategic, commercial level.

Unlike an increasing number of its long-standing competitors in the Australian market, the partners of FB Rice are also committed to seeing the business remain wholly owned by the partners of the firm. FB Rice is not a subsidiary of an entity that is listed on the stock market and which also owns other brands offering IP Attorney services, and also does not have external shareholders with no knowledge of our industry. Our key areas of focus are our culture and to develop a business that is a great place to work and which provides the best patent and trade mark services in Australia to our clients, with both of these goals unimpeded by the expectations and demands of external shareholders. We believe these areas of focus have never been more important.

The Partners of FB Rice are committed to providing a superior service while always upholding the highest standards of business ethics and integrity. We look forward to working with you, whatever your intellectual property needs may be.”