Founder and CEO Naomi Pearce says:
“I am delighted to welcome Chris Vindurampulle to the Pearce IP Executive, and congratulate him on his very well deserved promotion. This is testament to the significant contribution Chris has made to Pearce IP, our team and clients since joining us in 2022, and I have no doubt that he will play a vital role in the future of Pearce IP.
Dr Vindurampulle has a wealth of life sciences IP expertise, on top of his experience as a vaccinologist, is a steady pair of hands and an engaging and calm leader. Chris reflects the Pearce IP values, and has embraced the Pearce IP vision to set the standard for the provision of legal/IP services in Australia. He is very deserving of this promotion.”
Special Counsel Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien, Special Counsel says:
“Chris is a highly committed professional who expertly leads clients through complex options and scenarios with his outstanding communication skills. His elevation to the Pearce IP Executive is warmly welcomed by his colleagues who know they can bank on his supportive leadership, his reliability, his eagerness to share his extensive trove of IP knowledge, his legendary ability to remain calm in the eye of the storm … and his sense of humour! Congratulations, Chris!”
About Pearce IP
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 is the 2021 ‘Intellectual Property Team of the Year’ (Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards) and was shortlisted for the same award in 2022. Pearce IP is ranked in IAM Patent 1000 and Managing IP (MIP) IP Stars, in Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards as a ‘5 Star’ firm, and the Legal 500 APAC Guide for Intellectual Property. Pearce IP leaders are well recognised as leading IP practitioners.
Our leaders 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, Doyles Guide, WIPR Leaders, 5 Star IP Lawyers, Women in Law Awards – Partner of the Year, Best Lawyers and Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards, Women in Business Law Awards – Patent Lawyer of the Year (Asia Pacific), Most Influential Lawyers (Changemaker), among other awards.
CEO, Executive Lawyer, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, and is one of Australia’s leading IP practitioners. Ranked in virtually every notable legal directory, highly regarded by peers and clients, with a background in molecular biology, Naomi is market leading in the field of pharma/biopharma, biotechnology and animal health.
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 global pharma giants, Partner of a top-tier international law firm, and as the founding Principal of Pearce IP.
Chris Vindurampulle PhD
Executive, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
Chris is a senior patent and trade mark attorney who is registered to practice before the intellectual property offices of Australia and New Zealand. He is experienced in patent drafting, patent and trade mark prosecution and opposition, and freedom to operate, opinion and due diligence work. Through his experience and delivery of highly-regarded client service, Chris has been recognised as a leading patent practitioner having been listed in the IAM Patent 1000 as a recommended individual for patent prosecution, and a Rising Star in 2021 and 2022 by Managing IP.
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.