Patent & Trade Mark
Attorneys
Eddie Walker
Eddie Walker
Partner


Level 23, 44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
AUSTRALIA
Tel +61 2 8231 1027
Fax +61 2 8231 1099
Recent Publications
02 Jul 2018
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. We are so pleased to announce some recent promotions within the firm.

11 May 2018
On 26 April 2018 the UK government ratified the agreement aimed at establishing the long-awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe. The fate of the UPC now rests with Germany as the only remaining country still required to ratify the agreement before it can come into effect. There remains some uncertainty around exactly when that will happen. Nevertheless, the UK’s ratification represents a significant step towards implementation of a radically different framework for patent enforcement in Europe. We recommend that Australian and New Zealand companies take note in preparation for the changes ahead.

26 Jul 2012
Eddie Walker discusses the advantages of filing design registrations in comparison to patent applications.
As a Partner with well over a decade of experience in private patent practice, Eddie focuses on providing his diverse and global client-base with pragmatic, well thought out advice, breaking down difficult concepts in a clear and concise manner. He does this with a strong international grounding in IP following qualification as an Australian and New Zealand patent attorney at FB Rice, and also following qualification as a UK and European patent attorney while working for a major firm in London.

Having a background in physics, Eddie handles a wide variety of technologies including medical, mechanical, electrical, semiconductor and optical engineering. While a large portion of his work is within FB Rice’s medical technology team, he also works across a number of different industry sectors including in the fields of photovoltaics, consumer electronics and sporting goods.

Eddie provides a broad-reaching IP service, with considerable expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent and design applications in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the US and Asia, providing infringement and validity advice, and general portfolio management.

Prior to joining the profession, Eddie worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications providers, in its optical design and verification team, where he was named as an inventor on US patent application US 2004208515.

Eddie is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.

Education
  • Master of Physics from the University of Durham
  • Certificate of Intellectual Property Law from the University of London
  • European Patent Office - European Qualifying Examinations
Key Areas of Expertise
  • Medical devices
  • Photovoltaics
  • Consumer Electronics

Industry Focus

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Institute of Patent and Trade Attorneys of Australia
  • Member of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys in the UK