Patent & Trade Mark
Level 23, 44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel +61 2 8231 1000
Fax +61 2 8231 1099
Rachel Hooke – Partner

Rachel Hooke is a partner of FB Rice and heads both the medical technology and China business teams. As a qualified patent attorney, Rachel has over 20 years of experience advising her clients in all matters related to intellectual property. Rachel has been recognised as an IP Star for patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property, 2019/20 and endorsed in the 2019 IAM Prosecution recommended list.

Full Bio

From drafting and prosecuting multi-jurisdictional patent families to providing high level strategic advice, clients appreciate Rachel’s experience and ability to see the bigger picture to ensure any IP strategy aligns with their commercial goals.

Rachel is a keen angel investor and a member of the Scale Investors network, an organisation that provides early investment support to female-led businesses. Her experience as an investor gives further insights into the pressures and hurdles facing clients when it comes to growing their innovation from an initial idea to a viable business.

Rachel has been recognised as an IP Star for patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property, 2018. Rachel is a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney located in our Sydney office.

“The importance of innovation in the medical technology is growing and FB Rice is here to help our clients protect their investment in research.”
Education & Industry Expertise


  • BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Chemistry from the University of Glasgow
  • MBChB from the University of Dundee

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopaedics including various prostheses and new drug combinations
  • Pharmaceuticals and drug delivery systems
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Diagnostic devices and systems
  • Medical and surgical instruments and equipment
  • Cardiovascular including heart assist devices, vascular grafts and stents
  • Wound care
  • Ophthalmology
  • Microbiology, including infectious disease control; bacterial toxins and their use in medicine; and vaccines

Industry Focus

Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia
  • Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand