Patent & Trade Mark


Our people are the reason for FB Rice’s success, so it really matters to us that this is reflected in our everyday working lives.  Our teams come from diverse backgrounds and cultures which means that every solution we create for a client benefits from diversity of approach.

Associate/Senior Associate Patent Attorney - Engineering

An exciting opportunity is now available. Following a successful year for our Engineering practice, we are now seeking to employ an Associate or Senior Associate, with at least 4 years patent experience, to join our Melbourne team on a permanent basis.
Reference No: HRM04  |   Office: Melbourne
  • Engineering - Electrical/Electronics or neighbouring discipline
  • Paris end of Collins St
  • Excellent career opportunity

About FB Rice

FB Rice is a top tier, multi-award winning, intellectual property firm, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney Perth and Brisbane. At FB Rice, we look to recruit the best IP professionals to ensure our clients are in good hands. In 2018, FB Rice won both the Client Choice Awards Best IP Specialist Firm 2018 and Managing IP Australian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2018 thanks to positive feedback from our clients.

FB Rice is a privately owned partnership that is committed to seeing the firm remain wholly owned by the partners of the firm. Our key areas of focus are to develop a firm that is the best patent and trade mark attorney firm in Australia to work for and also to provide the best possible service to our clients.

The opportunity

Following a successful year for our Engineering practice, we are now seeking to employ an Associate or Senior Associate (at least 4 years patent experience) to join our Melbourne team on a permanent basis.     

Key responsibilities of this role include providing the full scope of patent-related services to local innovators and international clients operating in competitive commercial environments, including drafting and prosecuting applications, portfolio management, and opposition and opinion work.

About you

To be considered for this rare opportunity, you will:

  • have approximately 4 years post qualification industry experience,
  • possess a solid academic background in electronics and/or electrical engineering or neighbouring discipline,
  • show the ability to communicate technical concepts accurately and succinctly, and
  • demonstrate excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

You will have experience working in a well-regarded top tier patent attorney firm, international firm or boutique firm. Experience in an in-house team is also highly regarded. You will have an ability to manage matters independently and to work effectively in teams on larger matters. You must also have an ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks and a desire and ability to grow, both as an Attorney and as a leader.

What we’ll offer

We offer a great environment in which to grow and thrive. If you have the ambition, talent and desire to progress through our firm, you can. At FB Rice, we provide an excellent mentor program to help you develop personally and professionally. We give you direct access to people and partners who will guide you through your professional career.

You will also enjoy a range of staff benefits, regular social events and sporting activities.

How to apply

Please submit your application by email with a cover letter and CV.

All expressions of interest will be kept strictly confidential.

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact:
Hugh Brodie

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