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Naomi Pearce is the 2023 Lawyers Weekly IP Partner of the Year

by | Jul 21, 2023

We are excited to announce that Naomi Pearce, (CEO, Executive, Lawyer, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney), founder of Pearce IP,  was crowned the 2023 Intellectual Property Partner of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards on 20 July 2023.

The Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year awards are regarded as “one of the legal profession’s most prestigious accolades…showcasing the individuals who are leading the way in the industry”.

Lawyers Weekly received 464 submissions, from which 283 finalists have qualified to contest for 34 individual awards.  Naomi was selected from 10 of Australia’s leading IP partners/executives shortlisted for IP Partner of the Year.

Naomi was also one of the handful of winners of Partners of the Year awards who were shortlisted by the judges for the Partner of the Year Excellence Award, the winner of winners, in recognition of the level of her success.

Pearce IP’s Director of Human Resources, Adele Chadwick says:

“I am so incredibly honoured to work alongside the Lawyer’s Weekly, IP Partner of the Year for 2023, Naomi Pearce. 

Naomi is a visionary leader who, in 6 years, has built a market leading IP Firm with talent who are recognised experts in their field. She instils in her team the values of integrity, respect and excellence, and demonstrates these daily through her interactions with clients and staff alike. 

With her intelligence, passion for her craft, drive, empathy, and kindness guiding her every day, I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this Award than Naomi.”

Pearce IP’s Executive, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Chris Vindurampulle PhD says:

“Naomi’s success will come as no surprise for those who work with her.  Naomi is the epitome of an exceptional IP lawyer who consistently focuses on her clients’ needs and delivers outstanding results.  As CEO of Pearce IP, her leadership skills are exceptional, fostering a collaborative work environment where each team member is empowered to contribute their best.”

The entire team at Pearce IP are very proud of Naomi.

Naomi Pearce says:

“Whilst this award has my name on it, it is truly a team award – a reflection of their hard work, resilience, and excellence.  The last 12 months have been pivotal for Pearce IP, and the firm has never been stronger. Together we are achieving our Mission to set the standard for excellence in the provision of legal and IP services in Australia.”

Amongst other awards, Naomi is ranked in IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, is a MIP “Patent Star” and was shortlisted for the 2023 MIP Australian Practitioner of the Year, is WIPR Leader, and a 2022 WIPR “Diversity Champion in IP”.  She is the 2022 Lexology Client Choice award winner for Life Sciences, the 2022 Women in Business Law Asia Pacific “Patent Lawyer of the Year”, 2022 Australasian Lawyer “Most Influential Lawyer” in the category of “changemaker”, and the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Women In Law SME “Partner of the Year”. Naomi is the founder of Pearce IP, which commenced in 2017 is ranked in virtually every notable legal directory and won 2021 “IP Team of the Year” at the Australian Law Awards.

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.

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.

Chris Vindurampulle PhD

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, 2022 and 2023 by Managing IP.

Adele Chadwick

Adele Chadwick

Director Human Resources

Adele brings to Pearce IP her extensive experience in senior human resources and executive roles, predominately in the private sector with companies including Qantas, Speedo, Calvary and Australian Ethical Investment. She is passionate about excellence, leadership, and talent development, along with establishing strategic direction and continuous growth within organisations.

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