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Experienced Patent Attorneys

Pearce IP’s team is expert at managing contentious and non-contentious patent matters.

Patent office, pre-litigation and litigation strategies

No stone will be left unturned to ensure there are no patent surprises on launch. We work with our clients to find the best IP strategies supporting their commercial objectives, and implement them in Patent Offices and Courts in Australia (and New Zealand), and with agents around the world. We deal with all aspects of patent litigation and prosecution, including:

  • Revocation “clearing the way” litigation,
  • Defence of infringement proceedings;
  • Patent oppositions/amendment oppositions/re-examinations;
  • Defence of injunctions/launch strategies
  • Extension of term disputes, oppositions, and applications;
  • Settlement solutions; and
  • Patent drafting and prosecution.

Australian patent litigation experience

We have prepared Australian patent litigation strategies for thousands of small molecule generic products, and many biosimilar products. We have provided hundreds of advices, and have been involved in proceedings in Australia relating to many pharmaceutical products. We have also conducted additional patent litigation proceedings relating to: over the counter supplements, medical devices, absorbent clays, medical processing technologies, and a range of veterinary pharmaceuticals.

Watching patent, product and industry developments

We help our clients stay current by watching what is happening in the industry, Courts, and patent offices.

Patent FTO

We assist clients with patent FTO (Freedom to Operate Opinion), supporting their product development by circumventing, challenging and creating IP.

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane our expert, award winning team can assist you or your client with their Patent needs in the Australian jurisdiction.

Contact us to discuss your patent
needs today.

A bet both ways wins PTE for Ono for OPDIVO® (nivolumab) patent based on Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)

A bet both ways wins PTE for Ono for OPDIVO® (nivolumab) patent based on Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)

On 16 February 2024, IP Australia published that Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (Ono) was granted a patent term extension (PTE) in respect of its Australian Patent No. 2011203119 (Patent).  This is the quiet conclusion to Ono’s dispute with the Patent Office relating to OPTIVO® (nivolumab) which culminated in an appeal court decision rejecting its previous application for PTE.

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Our Award Winning Firm

Women in Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

Winner – Partner of the Year (SME Law): Naomi Pearce (2021)
Shortlisted – Boutique Diversity Firm of the Year (2022)

Partner of the Year Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

Finalist – Intellectual Property: Naomi Pearce (2022)

World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) WIPR Diversity

WIPR Diversity Champion in IP: Naomi Pearce (2022)
Top 100 Influential Women in IP: Naomi Pearce (2021)

Women in Business Law Awards – APAC

Winner – Patent Lawyer of the Year:  Naomi Pearce (2022)
Shortlisted – Australian Firm of the Year (2022)
Shortlisted – Life Science Lawyer of the Year – Naomi Pearce (2022)