Rebecca Carbarns

Patent Administrator, Melbourne | Team Leader (Records and Renewals Patent Administration)

Direct +61 3 8662 7350

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Rebecca has experience working with large and small local and overseas clients in managing the renewals requirements for their patent and design porfolios.

She joined a predecessor firm of FPA Patent Attorneys in 1998. During her career, she has worked in various administration roles (database management/maintenance, filings, examinations, acceptances, deeds and registrations). In 2007 she became responsible for the management of the renewals team.

Area of expertise

• Managing Renewals team

• Focus on client communication and relationships

• Conscientious of quoting cost estimates and billing

• Timely reminders, payments and billing of renewal fees in Australia & globally

• Portfolio reviews (requested internally/externally)

• Ongoing development of technical skills in relation to renewal fees

• Focused on best practice initiatives and quality benchmarking for the renewals team


• Associate Diploma of Business (Office Administration), RMIT

For further information on filing requirements please see:

Australia - from filing to grant

New Zealand - from filing to grant

Extensions of time and late filing of patent applications