Connie Merlino

Tel: +61 2 8231 1075


  • Sydney
  • Perth

Connie Merlino is a partner of the firm and heads our Sydney computing and electronics team.

Joining FB Rice in 2000 and specialising in patent specifications in a range of ICT technologies, her experience covers areas such as software, telecommunications and data communications, security, databases and imaging. Connie is recognised in the MIP Top 250 Women in IP Worldwide for 2022, 2023 and 2024. She has also been recognised as an IP Star for patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property each year since 2018, and endorsed in the IAM Prosecution recommended list every year since 2019.


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  • Master of Industrial Property, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science in Computing Science, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University

Industry Expertise

  • Cloud computing technologies
  • High level mathematics
  • Databases
  • Software
  • Data security
  • Communication systems
  • Information processing
  • Bioinformatics

Professional Affiliations

  • Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Fellow - The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
  • Committee member - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Member - Licensing Executive Society of Australia New Zealand (LESANZ)
  • Member - NSW Society for Computers and the Law
  • Member - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)