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Pearce IP’s Founder is Australasian Lawyer’s 2023 Most Influential Lawyer – Changemaker

by | Dec 21, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Pearce IP’s founder and CEO Naomi Pearce has been honoured by Australasian Lawyers as one of Australia’s Most Influential Lawyers in 2023.   Naomi is one of 8 lawyers awarded in the category of “Changemaker”, and is the recipient of this award for the second year in a row.

The Australasian Lawyers Most Influential Lawyers“acknowledges the professionals whose dynamism and capacity to challenge the status quo make a meaningful difference to their clients”.  Recipients of the award in the Category of Changemaker are “lawyers who have been leaders, innovators or catalysts for positive change in any area of the profession”.

Recognised as a Changemaker for the second year in a row, Naomi is one of 8 lawyers across all disciplines, awarded by Australasian Lawyers in this category, and one of 3 women receiving this award.   Naomi is the only IP specialist lawyer included in this list of 8.

Pearce IP’s Deputy CEO and Head of Talent Adele Chadwick says

“For the second year running Naomi has been honoured as one of Australia’s Most Influential Lawyers and a ‘changemaker’ in her chosen profession.  While her team get to experience her leadership every day, which is focused on enabling each and every employee to thrive, Naomi has an innate ability for business, ensuring Pearce IP client needs are considered first and foremost, while building a values-based culture of empowerment, support, encouragement and celebrating each other.  It is both an honour and pleasure to work with Naomi.  Her ability to think strategically and engage with her audience sets her above when it comes to excellence in legal services.”

Dr Chris Vindurampulle, Head of Patent Prosecution says

“The word ‘changemaker’ is such an apt description.  I have seen firsthand the difference in focus and conversation that Naomi brings to the table when discussing legal issues and opportunities with clients.  The same is true of Naomi’s leadership skills and drive, and her ability to motivate Pearce IP’s employees.  A different approach in legal services is what the market is demanding, and Naomi delivers that in spades.  This recognition is well deserved.”

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 Chambers & Partners, 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: Chambers & Partners, 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, 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.

Adele Chadwick

Adele Chadwick

Executive, Deputy CEO & Head of Talent

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.

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.

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