Pearce IP practitioners prominent in WIPR Leaders 2022

Six practitioners ranked as AU patent/trade mark leaders

by | May 25, 2022

Pearce IP is proud to announce that five patent practitioners and three trade marks practitioners are ranked amongst the world’s best by WIPR Leaders 2022.

Among the 47 patent experts ranked for Australia are five Pearce IP team members including Executives Naomi Pearce and Katrina Crooks, Special Counsel Grant Shoebridge PhD, Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD and Senior Associate Alex May.  Naomi, Grant, Jacinta and Alex were recognised by WIPR as patent leaders in 2021, and Katrina (who joined Pearce IP in May 2021) has joined her peers in 2022.

Among the 37 trade mark experts ranked for Australia are three Pearce IP team members including Naomi Pearce, Katrina Crooks, and Alex May.  This is the second time Naomi has been recognised as a WIPR Leader for her prowess with trade marks, and we are delighted that Katrina and Alex have joined her in 2022.

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

“Pearce IP continues to set the standard for the provision of IP/legal services in Australia.


It is noteworthy that Pearce IP team members comprise ~13% of the WIPR patent leaders list for AU, and ~11% of the WIPR trade mark leaders list for AU.  This is a real credit to Pearce IP, its leaders and team.


I congratulate all those listed in WIPR Leaders 2022, and am very proud of the prominence of the Pearce IP team on the 2022 patent and trade marks leaders lists.”

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 was crowned the ‘Intellectual Property Team of the Year’ in the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, and the firm is ranked in IAM Patent 1000 for both legal and patent services and in Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards as a ‘5 Star’ firm.  Pearce IP leaders are well recognised as leading IP practitioners.  Team members have been recognised in virtually every notable IP listing for their legal, patent and trade mark excellence including: IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, MIP IP Stars – Patent Stars & Notable Practitioner, Doyles Guide, WIPR Leaders, 5 Star IP Lawyers, Women in Law Awards – Partner of the Year, Best 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.

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