Joanne Grant


Christopher Coates (Maj Ret)

Director Accounts

Christopher heads the Pearce IP Accounts team.

Before joining Pearce IP, Christopher enjoyed a prolonged and successful military career of more than 35 years, and has extensive experience in operations, logistics, communications, and personnel and financial management.

Christopher brings a refreshing balance of professional work ethic and humour, ensuring his interactions with internal and external clients are positive and productive.


Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)
Winner – Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021

"Winner - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)


At Pearce IP our lawyers and attorneys have “raised the bar” for patent services. We work with life sciences clients to create and implement IP strategies with impact. From conception to post commercialisation our patent professionals provide work that is on point and on time. We help change the world, one patent at a time.


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