Ashurst

IAM Research

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Silver - Firms: litigation

Recommended - Firms: transactions

The “great team at Ashurst” offers tailor-made patent advice to companies from a diverse range of industries with a particular focus on life sciences. “Street-smart IP litigators Kellech Smith and Anita Cade stay on top of the details of each case but at the same time keep an eye on the big picture to achieve the best commercial outcome for their client.” Smith has represented patent owners before the federal, full federal and high courts of Australia and remains the adviser of choice for Apotex Australia. Life sciences, mining, energy and resources are her areas of expertise, while Cade is the go-to person for IP commercialisation advice. An “excellent practitioner”, Stuart D’Aloisio remains “calm and collected in any situation during court proceedings. He meets every challenge head on with a strong sense of purpose that often leads to the best outcome for the client, never losing sight of the way forward.” Nina Fitzgerald’s ability to de-escalate situations quickly makes her “a supportive and valuable source of reason” during complex and often stressful patent disputes. She “shows the utmost respect for both parties and remains impartial and professional”. “Nina does an excellent job in conducting proceedings, formulating case strategy on behalf of clients and instructing others as counsel, and is also hands-on in court work and preparations.”

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