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Pearce IP celebrates milestone birthday and firm and individual rankings in IAM Patent 1000 2022

by | Jul 13, 2022

This week Pearce IP celebrated its 5th birthday, and received glowing reviews and rankings for the firm, and for three of its individual patent professionals by IAM Patent 1000.

The firm received bronze rankings in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000 for both patent litigation and patent prosecution.  Additionally, each of the following team members are honoured for their legal prowess with individual rankings:

  • CEO and Executive Naomi Pearce is Silver ranked for Patent Litigation;
  • Special Counsel Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD received the highest ranking possible for Patent Prosecution – that of Highly Recommended;

IAM was glowing in its review of the firm (our emphasis):

“Life sciences and pharmaceutical specialist boutique Pearce IP “is well placed to outcompete the much more expensive large law firms.  All of the members are highly qualified, and almost all have technical qualifications.”  The group has received glowing feedback from patrons: “I have always had the impression that their technical expertise goes beyond the expertise of other firms.  There are other firms offering their services at lower costs, but Pearce IP can, in my opinion, justify higher costs due to the team’s expertise.”  “Possibly the best and brightest team on the market”, it is “extremely responsive and helpful”.  With consistent growth in its talent pool, the outfit is now home to a deep bench…”

Pearce IP’s CEO Naomi Pearce says:

“What the Pearce IP team has achieved in 5 years is awe inspiring, and this recognition by IAM Patent 1000 of the litigation and patent prosecution teams, and of six of its leading patent practitioners, is rightly deserved.


These rankings are a reflection of the calibre of the entire team and their dedication to their craft, as the firm continues to set the standard for the provision of legal and IP services in Australia.


I congratulate each of our prosecution and litigation professionals and support staff, and our individually ranked practitioners, for this very well deserved recognition and honour.”

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 has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Intellectual Property Team of the Year’ in the 2022 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.  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 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

CEO, Executive Lawyer (AU, NZ), Patent & Trade Mark Attorney (AU, NZ)

Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, and is one of Australia’s leading IP practitioners.   Naomi is a market leading, strategic, commercially astute, patent lawyer, patent attorney and trade mark attorney, with over 25 years’ experience, and a background in molecular biology/biochemistry.  Ranked in virtually every notable legal directory, highly regarded by peers and clients, with a background in molecular biology, Naomi is renown for her successful and elegant IP/legal strategies.

Among other awards, Naomi is ranked in Chambers, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, is a MIP “Patent Star”, and is recognised as a WIPR Leader for patents and trade marks. Naomi is the 2023 Lawyers Weekly “IP Partner of the Year”, the 2022 Lexology client choice award recipient for Life Sciences, the 2022 Asia Pacific Women in Business Law “Patent Lawyer of the Year” and the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law SME “Partner of the Year”.  Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, which commenced in 2017 and won 2021 “IP Team of the Year” at the Australian Law Awards.

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