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Chantal Savage - Special Counsel Pearce IP

Chantal Savage

Special Counsel, Lawyer

LLB/BSc, MIP
Master of Intellectual Property Law
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology/Biochemistry)

Chantal is an intellectual property disputes lawyer with experience advising across the spectrum of IP rights, including patents, trade marks, copyright, plant breeder’s rights and trade secrets/confidential information.

With a science degree specialising in molecular biology and biochemistry, Chantal’s practice focuses particularly on complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional patent infringement and revocation proceedings for clients in the life sciences sectors.  She has assisted global and local companies in fields such as pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals (small molecules and biologics/biosimilars), gene-editing technologies (eg. CRISPR), biotechnology, medical devices and medical technology, food technology, agricultural technology, manufacturing, engineering and renewable energy.

Chantal is experienced in IP litigation at both trial and appellate levels, in the Federal and High Courts of Australia and in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.  She has successfully acted in preliminary discovery, urgent interlocutory injunction, Norwich Pharmacal (document/information disclosure) and search and seizure (Anton Piller) applications and in disputes in the Australian Patents and Trade Marks Offices.

Chantal is recognised as a Rising Star in IP by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021-2024).  She has previously worked for international and top tier law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom and has in-house experience in the food and medical diagnostic industries and in managing anti-piracy litigation for the music industry.

Chantal is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the International Association for the Protection of intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) and ChIPs (connecting women in technology, law and policy).

 

Chantal Savage Awards

World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR)

WIPR World's Leading IP Practitioners (2024)

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Rising Star in Intellectual Property (2024)
Rising Star in Intellectual Property (2023)
Rising Star in Intellectual Property (2022)
Rising Star in Intellectual Property (2021)

Pearce IP Awards

Chambers and Partners

Intellectual Property – Tier 5 (2024, 2023)

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Market Leading Intellectual Property Firm (2024)
Market Leading Intellectual Property Firm (2023)

IAM Patent 1000

Bronze for litigation (20232022, 2021)
Bronze for prosecution (2024, 20232022, 2021)

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

Finalist – Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year (2022)
Finalist – Intellectual Property Team of the Year (2022)
Winner – Intellectual Property Team of the Year (2021)

Managing IP Stars

Patent Prosecution (2024, 2023, 2022)
The Only Leading Female Owned Life Sciences focussed IP Firm (2023)
Pearce IP ranked firm (2021)

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year – Finalist (2022)

Women in Business Law Awards - APAC

Shortlisted – Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

Lexology Legal Influencer

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia) (Q4 2023, Q3 2023, Q2 2023, Q3 2022, Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)
Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border) (Q4 2023, Q3 2023, Q2 2023, Q1 2023)

Australasian Lawyer

Top Boutique Firm (2024)
5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm (2021)

Doyles Intellectual Property

Doyles Leading Intellectual Property (2021, 2020)
Doyles Recommended Intellectual Property (2021)

"Winner - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Finalist - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2022"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Pearce IP bronze ranking for litigation and recommended for prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2021

"Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2022

"5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm"

Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards 2021

"Pearce IP Ranked Tier 3 - Prosecution"

MIP IP Stars 2022

"Lexology Legal Influencer"

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia):
Pearce IP (Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border): Pearce IP (2021)

"Women in Business Law Awards - APAC"

Shortlisted: Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

OUR VISION

By 2027, be the premier life sciences IP practice in
Australia and New Zealand.