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Silver - Firms: litigation
Recommended - Firms: prosecution
“One of the aspects of Allens’ service that has set them apart is their ability to provide a multi-faceted overview of an entire complex legal situation. They provide excellent value, particularly dealing with complex issues when protecting our intellectual property in an aggressive business environment.” The talented team of IP lawyers and patent attorneys offers a mix of technical and legal expertise at a level that is hard to match. Keeping clients’ best business interests in mind, they “enable companies to develop complete legal strategies incorporating intellectual property and inter-related corporate and contractual matters and navigate challenging and litigious environments”. A former patent attorney at Pfizer’s European IP department, head of Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys Linda Govenlock “has an excellent technical background in pharmaceuticals” and comes “recommended for PCT national phase patent filings”. Foreign associates rely on the offering for being “an independent Australian firm not part of the large group of merged firms, which minimises conflicts of interest and cost”. “A highly regarded, experienced and respected lawyer, as well as a pleasure to work with,” Sarah Matheson comfortably handles both contentious and non-contentious patent matters. Businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sectors approach Matheson for advice on regulatory and pricing issues. Richard Hamer can frequently be found acting for pharmaceutical companies in high-stakes litigation matters. Recently, he has taken the lead in multiple cases for Pfizer involving some of its most well-known products. Andrew Wiseman “is highly professional and has the ability to break down complex legal situations into everyday language understandable by non-legal business people”. His strengths lie in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Physics, software and electronics expert Ian Lindsay heads the mechanical and high-tech areas, while Joel Barrett’s practice focuses on IP development, commercialisation, protection and enforcement.