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Pearce IP’s Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien Amongst Australia’s Patent Elite – Top 18 Global Leaders Named by IAM

by | Dec 5, 2023

Pearce IP is proud to announce that Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD has again been named as one of Australia’s patent elite in the 2024 edition of IAM Global Leaders.  Jacinta is one of 6 women included in the list of 18 of Australia’s leading patent professionals.  This is the second year in a row that Jacinta has been honoured in this esteemed list.

To qualify for inclusion in IAM Global Leaders, attorneys must be ranked in the gold tier of IAM Patent 1000, and are then selected “not only because of their patent expertise and experience but also for their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver value for their clients”.

Pearce IP, together with three of its leaders Naomi Pearce, Chris Vindurampulle PhD, and Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD are ranked in IAM Patent 1000 2023 for litigation and prosecution prowess.

Pearce IP’s Founder and CEO Naomi Pearce says:

“Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien is renowned for both her patent expertise and her ability to inspire and lead others, so her inclusion in the IAM Global Leaders 2024 list will come as no surprise to most.  Jacinta is a guiding light to clients and patent professionals in Australia and overseas, inspiring excellence in everyone around her, and she has led the pack in AU for more than 20 years.  We congratulate Jacinta for this well deserved recognition.”

Pearce IP’s Executive and Head of Prosecution Chris Vindurampulle PhD says:

“It is such a privilege to work with Jacinta.  Her knowledge and experience in relation to Australian and New Zealand patent issues is unmatched.  Jacinta also provides invaluable insights into building and managing an effective team.  Pearce IP and the firm’s clients are truly fortunate to be able to have Jacinta’s presence and guidance.”

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 as 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, Doyle’s 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.

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.

Jacinta Flattery-O'Brien PhD

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.

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