Rhys Munzel


LLB (Hons), BE (Hons), MIP, Grad Dip (Legal Practice) 


Since joining FAL Lawyers Rhys has advised on matters involving: technology commercialisation, IP ownership and infringement, IT procurement, employment law, and general contracts. He has assisted to establish research entities and technology startups and has advised Government departments and small businesses alike.


He is well versed in patentability opinion work and has extensive expertise in patent opposition procedures. As a patent attorney Rhys has used his technical background in chemical engineering to assist clients in diverse areas such as medical diagnostic devices, building and construction devices, bulk transport, and biomedical devices. He has assisted various clients including startups, listed companies, universities, and cooperative research centres to file, prosecute and manage their patents.


Rhys grew up on a fish farm near Echuca, and enjoys returning to camp, fish and water ski. Rhys is a sports fan and barracks for Essendon, the Melbourne Storm, the ACT Brumbies and otherwise any team who hasn’t won for a while.

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Validity and Prosecution
  • Patent Opposition and Hearings Processes
  • Advising Government entities

Professional Involvement

  • Chair, IP/IT Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member IPSANZ