Pearce IP is proud to announce that Executive Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Chris Vindurampulle PhD has been honoured as a Rising Star by Managing IP’s 2023 IP Stars. The MIP Rising Star list recognises the best next generation IP Leaders who have significantly contributed to the success of their firm and its clients.
MIP has also honoured Pearce IP’s Associate Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Donna Meredith.
As well as ranking Pearce IP for its patent prosecution prowess, MIP has now featured 4 Pearce IP patent professionals in 2023:
- CEO, Executive Lawyer, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Naomi Pearce – Patent Star
- Special Counsel Patent Attorney Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD – Patent Star
- Executive Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Chris Vindurampulle PhD – Rising Star
- Associate Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Donna Meredith
In February 2023, Pearce IP’s Founder and CEO Naomi Pearce was one of 7 shortlisted as a finalist in MIP’s 2023 Practitioner of the Year Award for Australia.
Naomi Pearce says:
“I am extremely proud to have 50% of our patent attorneys honoured by MIP, as well as the firm being ranked for prosecution. This is almost unheard of, and is testament to the excellent work product delivered by Pearce IP’s patent professionals day after day, and demonstrates the commitment of Pearce IP’s leaders to achieving our 2027 Vision to be the premier life sciences IP practice in Australia and New Zealand. I wholeheartedly congratulate Chris and Donna for this well deserved recognition. ”
About Pearce IP
Pearce IP is a boutique firm offering intellectual property specialist lawyers, patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys to the life sciences industries (in particular, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotech, ag-tech and food tech). Pearce IP is recognised by MIP has the only leading regional IP firm with a female founder, and is certified by WEConnect International as women owned. 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.
Our leaders have been recognised in virtually every notable IP listing for their legal, patent and trade mark excellence including: IAM Patent 1000, MIP IP Stars, Doyles Guide, WIPR Leaders, 5 Star IP Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Australasian Lawyer 5 Star Awards, and have been honoured with many awards including Australian Law Awards – IP Partner of the Year, Women in Law Awards – Partner of the Year, 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 pharma/biopharma industries, resulting from 25+ years' experience, including as VP of IP in-house at global pharma giants, and 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, 2022 and 2023 by Managing IP.