Patent & Trade Mark
Level 23, 44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel +61 2 8231 1007
Fax +61 2 8231 1099
John Hogan – Senior Associate
John is a Senior Associate of FB Rice and has practised in the fields of mechanical and general engineering patents for over 10 years. John's practice covers the protection of IP rights for his clients, as well as advice and design guidance on the avoidance of infringement of competitor IP rights.
Full Bio
John's time in-house and in private practice has provided him with hands-on experience working with engineers in Australia and China to develop design modifications for the avoidance of competitor IP. John has also worked closely with foreign attorneys in a number of major jurisdictions, including the US and Europe, on gaining clearance of IP infringement prior to launch of new products.
John's clients describe him as having a "thorough knowledge of the patent system", and say that his advice is "pragmatic and easy to understand", "timely and accurate", and "anchored by a clear understanding of their technology".
Prior to entering the patent profession, John gained industry experience in road pavement design and construction, pavement management systems and the operation and maintenance of related equipment and machinery. He has also been an Officer in the Royal Australian Artillery with experience in the operation and maintenance of sophisticated electromechanical military ordinance and equipment. John holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of NSW, majoring in Geotechnical and Construction Engineering.
John is a registered Australian Patent Attorney.
Education & Industry Expertise


  • Master of Industrial Property from the University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Engineering (civil) from the University of NSW

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Mining and minerals processing
  • Alternative energy
  • Automotive
  • Water and wastewater treatment and processing
  • Civil infrastructure and construction
  • Agricultural machinery, livestock handling equipment and veterinary apparatus

Industry Focus

  • CleanTech
  • Registered Designs
  • Mining and Construction
Professional Affiliations
  • Registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Member of Asian Patent Attorney Association
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand