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More than 70% of Pearce IP Patent Professionals Honoured in MIP’s IP Stars Guide

by | Jun 7, 2024

Following the rankings released by Managing IP at the end of last week, more than 70% of Pearce IP’s patent professionals are now ranked in the IP Stars Guide.

Three of Pearce IP’s leaders have been recognised as Managing IP (MIP) Patent Stars for 2024 for their leadership and excellence:  Pearce IP’s CEO and Founder Naomi Pearce (Lawyer, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney); Executive and Head of Litigation (AU) Helen Macpherson (Lawyer); and Special Counsel Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD (Patent Attorney).  Jacinta has been consistently ranked as an IP Star since 2020, Naomi since 2021 and Helen since 2023.

Executives Chris Vindurampulle PhD (Patent Attorney, Head of Prosecution) is honoured by MIP as a ‘rising star’, and Executive Paul Johns (Lawyer, Head of Litigation-NZ), Special Counsel Julie Ballance (Lawyer, Patent Attorney, Notary) and Associate Patent Attorney Donna Meredith are honoured by MIP as Notable Practitioners .  In addition, Pearce IP has been ranked as a firm since 2022.

The IP Stars Guide is highly coveted amongst patent practitioners as a leading specialist rankings publication. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Jacinta, Helen, and Naomi for their well-deserved recognition, and acknowledge the broader Pearce IP team who enable their success.

Pearce IP’s Founder and CEO, Naomi Pearce says:

“It is staggering that in 7 short years from commencement, more than 70% of Pearce IP’s patent practitioners are now honoured in the MIP IP Stars Guide, one of the most highly coveted amongst patent professionals. This acknowledgement by MIP is testimony to the quality of our team, their investment in excellence, and their commitment to their craft and demonstrates again that we are well on our way to achieving our 2027 Vision to be the premier life sciences IP practice in Australia and New Zealand”

Pearce IP’s Deputy CEO & Head of Talent, Adele Chadwick says:

Naomi, Helen, and Jacinta epitomise the true meaning of excellence, in the work they do for our clients, the impact they make at Pearce IP, and in the way the they mentor and develop their teams. 

We are all proud to be working with three of the best, who are held up by their peers and the Pearce IP team.  We are excited about our future with Naomi, Helen and Jacinta leading the charge in further growing our local footprint, rapid expansion in New Zealand and ensuring we have the best workplace culture in the sector.

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 (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.

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.

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