Three Pearce IP leaders ranked by MIP in 2022

Two IP Stars & one Notable Practitioner

by | May 6, 2022

Pearce IP congratulates three of its patent leaders for being recognised by Managing IP (MIP) in its 2022 IP Stars ranking.  Two Pearce IP leaders Naomi Pearce and Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD are again ranked by MIP as Patent StarsA third patent leader Grant Shoebridge is ranked as a Notable Practitioner.

Pearce IP’s Executive Lawyer & Patent Attorney and Head of Litigation Katrina Crooks says:

Pearce IP is an IP firm without peer.  Our lawyers and attorneys are very highly regarded by clients and peers, and this high regard is reflected in the inclusion of three of our leaders in the 2022 MIP IP Stars list.  I congratulate Naomi, Jacinta and Grant for this well deserved honour.

Naomi Pearce CEO, Executive Lawyer, Patent Attorney & Trade Mark Attorney says:

“We are very proud of the recognition that Pearce IP as a firm, and each of our leaders individually, have achieved in less than 5 years.  Pearce IP’s lawyers and attorneys are market leading, and the ranking of 3 of its leaders by MIP underscores that Pearce IP is achieving its mission to set the standard for excellence in the provision of legal and IP services in Australia.


We also congratulate our industry friends and peers who are ranked by MIP as IP Stars in 2022.”

Pearce IP is a boutique firm offering intellectual property specialist lawyers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries.  Pearce IP leaders are well recognised as leading patent practitioners. Pearce IP was crowned the ‘Intellectual Property Team of the Year’ in the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, and is ranked in IAM Patent 1000 for both legal and attorney patent services.  Team members are also listed in IAM Patent 1000 and IAM Strategy 300, have been awarded Patent Stars & Notable Practitioner listings by MIP, ranked in Doyles Guide, and listed in WIPR Leaders, 5 Star IP Lawyers, and Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards.

Naomi Pearce

Naomi Pearce

Executive Lawyer, Patent Attorney & Trade Mark Attorney

Naomi is recognised as one of Australia’s leading patent lawyers in virtually every notable legal guide and directory.  Naomi is also Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Partner of the Year (SME Law) for 2021, and the Founding Principal of Pearce IP, which was recognised as the IP Team of the Year in the Australian Law Awards in December 2021.

Underpinning Naomi’s legal work is a deep understanding of the pharma/biopharma industries, resulting from 25 years’ experience including as VP of IP in-house at global pharma giants, Partner of a top-tier international law firm, and as the founding Principal of Pearce IP.

Katrina Crooks

Katrina Crooks

Executive Lawyer and Patent Attorney

Recognised in a number of highly regarded ranking publications, including as a Leading Contentious IP Lawyer in Doyles Guide 2020 and 2021 (NSW), Katrina heads the Pearce IP litigation team. Pearce IP was recognised as the IP Team of the Year in the Australian Law Awards in December 2021.

Katrina draws on almost 24 years of practice, with a deep wealth of expertise and experience in all aspects of intellectual property and litigation, including many years at leading firms internationally, and previously as a Principal for 7 years at another leading Australian IP firm.

Jacinta Flattery-O'Brien PhD

Jacinta Flattery-O'Brien PhD

Special Counsel, Patent Attorney

Jacinta is a trusted and recognised leader in biotech/pharma patenting, identified as an "IP Star" by the highly regarded Managing Intellectual Property Journal (MIP) for her expertise.

She is a registered patent attorney with 20 years' experience serving clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

Grant Shoebridge PhD

Grant Shoebridge PhD

Special Counsel, Patent Attorney

Grant has over 15 years experience providing pharma, biopharma and biotech intellectual property services, and is renowned in his field. Grant is listed in IAM Patent 1000 as a world leading prosecution stand-out.

Grant specialises in providing strategic intellectual property services for pharma, biopharma, biotech and life sciences clients.

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