Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
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Experts in Navigating IP in the Asia Pacific Region
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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
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Connie Merlino

Partner

Connie Merlino
“The patentability of software remains a grey area under Australian law and around the world. But patenting software is possible in the right hands. Our Information Communications and Technology team at FB Rice are experts at ensuring that software inventions are robustly protected worldwide.”
“The patentability of software remains a grey area under Australian law and around the world. But patenting software is possible in the right hands. Our Information Communications and Technology team at FB Rice are experts at ensuring that software inventions are robustly protected worldwide.”
Plugging the Holes: Swiss Claims in Australia
Switzerland is famous for its cheeses, particularly Emmental, a cheese characterised by its holes as much as its taste. Although not quite equally famous, Switzerland was also responsible for the creation of the so-called Swiss form of patent claim. This claim was formulated to overcome the problem of validly claiming methods of treatment of humans and animals.
Switzerland is famous for its cheeses, particularly Emmental, a cheese characterised by its holes as much as its taste. Although not quite equally famous, Switzerland was also responsible for the creation of the so-called Swiss form of patent claim. This claim was formulated to overcome the problem of validly claiming methods of treatment of humans and animals.
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.
Adrian Doumani

Trainee Attorney

Adrian Doumani

Adrian Doumani is a trainee patent attorney in the Melbourne Engineering team. He holds a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. Whilst obtaining his Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering, Adrian gained experience in a wide variety of technology areas including computer software, mechanical and electrical engineering. His broad knowledge and skills give Adrian a unique perspective when handling clients’ intellectual property matters.

Adrian Doumani is a trainee patent attorney in the Melbourne Engineering team. He holds a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. Whilst obtaining his Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering, Adrian gained experience in a wide variety of technology areas including computer software, mechanical and electrical engineering. His broad knowledge and skills give Adrian a unique perspective when handling clients’ intellectual property matters.

28 May 2019
FB Rice retains top tier rankings in MIP IP STARS 2019
FB Rice is pleased to announce that the firm has retained its Tier 1 Australian ranking in the 2019 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS survey for both Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution.
FB Rice is pleased to announce that the firm has retained its Tier 1 Australian ranking in the 2019 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS survey for both Patent Prosecution and Trade Mark Prosecution.
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.