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Our team is experienced in providing strategic intellectual property advice to clients ranging from small start-ups and SMEs to research institutes and corporate bodies. With expertise in a wide range of engineering disciplines, we are able to partner you with an attorney that best fits your technology and tailor our services to suit your needs.

International Women in Engineering Day 2022

Andrea, what inspired you to become an engineer?
In recognition of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2022, we asked one of our female engineering partners, Andrea Ruhrmann, what first inspired her to study engineering and her advice for young girls looking to study engineering and related technology subjects.
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Our engineering expertise

Our engineering team has expertise across a broad range of engineering disciplines including electronics and software, electrical, aeronautical, mining, mechanical, chemical and civil engineering.

In addition to having a diverse group of attorneys having expertise across the breadth of engineering technologies, the engineering team considers staying up to date with developing technologies to be a priority.

We support the local engineering community through our involvement with events, industry bodies and conferences and workshops. In all our matters, we adopt an international strategic approach, with several of our attorneys having practised as patent attorneys in Europe, the US, Canada and South Africa prior to joining FB Rice.

Our team have key areas of expertise in the following industries:

  • automation, robotics and aerospace
  • cleantech
  • chemical engineering
  • manufacturing, resources and infrastructure
  • consumer products
  • mechanical engineering
  • mining, oil and gas
  • medical technology
  • physics
  • software and communications.

Meet our engineering team

Sylvan Browne


  • Melbourne

Jeremy Dobbin


  • Sydney ,
  • Paramatta

Rachel Hooke


  • Sydney ,
  • Paramatta

Madeleine Kelly


  • Melbourne

Brett Lunn

Managing Partner

  • Sydney

Connie Merlino


  • Sydney ,
  • Perth

Eddie Walker


  • Sydney ,
  • Brisbane ,
  • Paramatta

How we can support you

Clients value our ability to understand both the technology they deal with, as well as the commercial imperatives under which they operate. This allows us to optimise IP strategies for you in relation to:
Ready to talk?
Get in touch with our engineering IP experts today.
We will connect you with a technical expert to discuss your needs.