FB Rice is thrilled to have attained this Highly Recommended ranking by IAM Patent 1000 for a number of years. It is a testament to our attorneys and their capability to deliver superior service that we as a firm continue to be recognised at the top level in this guide. Additionally, thank you to our clients for being part of the research analysis. The annual IAM Patent 1000 guide is seen as “the definitive … resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise”.

In addition to the firm’s recognition, we have had several attorneys acknowledged on the IAM Prosecution recommended list. Our patents team comes from a wide range of technical fields and industries, providing coverage across all aspects of patents - we hold confidence in their ability to optimise IP strategies.

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been ranked for patent prosecution.

The full IAM Patent 1000 write-up is below.

“Head and shoulders above the rest,” FB Rice impresses patrons with a dynamic group of patent attorneys who place great importance on cultivating and maintaining client relationships. Much of the practice’s success can be attributed to managing partner Brett Lunn, who has now shifted his focus towards advisory work in the corporate space. “Solid technical expertise across a wide range of technical areas” characterises the well-rounded team considered “a pleasure to work with”. Madeleine Kelly’s “high-quality work” in the fields of computing, electrical and electronic engineering, and medical device-related inventions has earned her the trust of individual inventors, universities and multinationals alike. Jenny Petering has made a name for herself in the biotechnology sphere thanks to her top-class strategic portfolio management. Highly passionate about Australian technological sciences, she is frequently invited to speak to the community on IP and patent-related topics. ”Ian Rourke is very strong in biotech, Rachel Hooke in medtech, and Connie Merlino in electronics and software. FB Rice also has a large body of highly motivated and effective associates, including Karin Innes.” The firm has a long-standing working relationship with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); much of this work has been left in the capable hands of Rourke and Merlino. Meanwhile, Hooke steers the medical technology and China teams with a steady hand while simultaneously acting as co-practice group leader of the engineering team. An essential part of the chemistry outfit, John Landells recently left Melbourne to expand the team in Sydney, while colleague Jeremy Dobbin remains in charge of registered designs.

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