Pearce IP is very proud to announce that its CEO and Executive Lawyer, Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Naomi Pearce has been honoured as the 2022 Patent Lawyer of the Year (Asia Pacific) at the Women in Business Law Awards.
The APAC Women in Business Law Awards:
“honour women in the forefront of legal work in business law and those firms that have produced initiatives and programmes to support and encourage women and diversity within the industry” and “recognise up and coming women lawyers in their field and champion firms who have encouraged the growth of women talent in their countries and globally.”
Naomi was one of 9 lawyers based throughout the Asia Pacific region on the short list for each of 2022 Patent Lawyer of the Year and 2022 Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year, and the only Australian lawyer on either short list.
Pearce IP was one of the 5 firms shortlisted for the jurisdiction award for Australia, an award which celebrates “law firms that have developed strong innovative practices and projects that highlight gender diversity”.
The APAC Women in Business Law Awards honour “the leading women lawyers throughout the region and celebrate the law firms that have impressive initiatives to promote diversity and women in the legal industry” and recognise “the achievement of women lawyers and the diversity agenda in legal work from firms across the world, celebrating ‘the best of the best’”.
Naomi Pearce says:
“It is an incredible honour to be named as the APAC 2022 Patent Lawyer of the Year, and to be shortlisted for the 2022 Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year. I am also beyond proud that Pearce IP was shortlisted for the diversity jurisdiction award for Australia.
Pearce IP is a place where it is “normal” to see women in leadership in an industry where we still have a long way to go to achieve parity. Pearce IP has a proportion of capable, respected women, rarely seen in law firms in Australia – Pearce IP has a female founder, and more than 75% of its leaders are women.”
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 IP practitioners and are ranked in virtually every notable IP listing for their legal, patent and trade mark excellence.
CEO, Executive Lawyer, Patent & 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.