The last financial year has been busy at FB Rice. We have enjoyed working with our terrific clients in delivering high quality IP advice. Recruitment is important at FB Rice and we pride ourselves on having the best attorneys – those not only with high quality expertise to fill our diverse industry sectors teams, but excellent communicators who can think laterally to provide the most commercially sound and savvy advice to our clients.

Eddie Walker in our Sydney office and Michael Seifried from our Melbourne office have both been promoted to Partners. Eddie has a wealth of international experience and technical expertise which has seen him recognised as one of our leading patent attorneys. Similarly, Michael has shone with his trade mark expertise, continually offering his clients strategic, commercial advice to guide them through trade mark issues.

Jacqueline Warner (chemistry) is also congratulated for her promotion to Special Counsel and we have several other attorneys who have earned promotions at the conclusion of this financial year: Lee Miles and Cameron Smith (both biotechnology) and Jess Gledhill (chemistry) have all been promoted to Senior Associates. Marianne Repacholi has also been promoted to an Associate in our chemistry team.

We congratulate all our attorneys and support staff who have made such a large contribution across the firm.