FB Rice has a specialised intellectual property searching and watching practice, AthenaIP. Based in Australia, we search across industries globally.

Whether searching or watching industry trends, we can provide both customised or standardised reports to suit your needs. We work with you to deliver quality searching within tiered cost structures, provide you with the best landscape analysis.

Our local and international clients look to us to provide tailored search reports and analysis of the highest quality. No two search requests are the same, so we do not use pro-forma reporting. Instead we provide customised reporting based on a detailed understanding of our clients’ needs.

AthenaIP provide our local and international clients with a wide range of searching and watching capabilities spanning numerous industry sectors across multiple languages. Our team is made up of highly experienced patent searchers, with a range of technical expertise, which also includes overseas patent agents. At AthenaIP, we provide fast, interactive and flexible searching, presented to you in the format you require.

Our searching expertise

We provide coverage across all aspects of searching including:

  • patent searching
  • infringement searching
  • patentability searching
  • prior art searching
  • landscape searching
  • due diligence
  • subject matter searching
  • limitations of searching
  • watching.


Your search and watch specialists
AthenaIP is a specialist searching and watching service, providing searching skills in all areas of intellectual property.
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Meet our searching team

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Patrick McManamny


  • Melbourne
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Sylvan Browne


  • Melbourne
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Madeleine Kelly


  • Melbourne
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Ramya Janarthanan

IP Analyst Team Leader

  • Melbourne
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