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Nathan Kan

Graduate (Law)

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Master of International Relations (2017, 2020)
Juris Doctor (2023)

Nathan is a Graduate (Law) focused on providing legal services and advice to life sciences clients, with a focus on litigation support regarding intellectual property (patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, domain names, plant breeders rights and confidential information) and commercial disputes.

Nathan has a background in international relations and a philosophy degree.  Nathan has a background in a top-tier firm where he supported litigation and IP teams as a paralegal. Nathan has also worked as a Barrister’s Assistant, focusing on general commercial law.

Nathan is passionate about the intersection of law and science.  Whilst serving as Sponsorship Director and subsequently as Vice President of the Science and Technology Law Association (SATLA) at the University of Melbourne, he led various engagement events, workshops and publications covering a range of STEM fields, including life sciences, artificial intelligence and digital transformation.

Pearce IP Awards

Chambers and Partners

Intellectual Property – Tier 5 (2024, 2023)

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Ranked as a Market Leading Intellectual Property Firm (2024)
Ranked as a Market Leading Intellectual Property Firm (2023)

IAM Patent 1000

Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution (2024, 2023, 2022, 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

Pearce IP ranked for Patent Prosecution (2024, 2023, 2022)
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.