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FPA Patent Attorneys recently bolstered its patent practice with three new hires and two promotions, staying on course for steady growth. The patent prosecution firm boasts a high acceptance rate and stands out for making patent oppositions and re-examination proceedings a central part of its business. James Cherry “succeeds in patenting the ‘unpatentable’”, especially in the pharmaceutical and life sciences fields. Karen Bentley is highly sought after for her expertise in Southeast Asian patent management. She specialises in bio and food technology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and life sciences. Biochemistry researcher and patent attorney Adam Denley’s “intimate knowledge of the IP space” helps clients to establish “world-class patent portfolios”. “His and FPA Patent Attorneys’ patent strategy and IP portfolio management is second to none and executed seamlessly.” Carl Harrap, Daneta Crump and John Dower, who together manage the entire Australia and New Zealand patent portfolio for one of the world’s top technology companies, are also highly recommended Harrap frequently represents clients in contentious proceedings before the Australian Patent Office. Mechanical engineering and industrial design expert Crump, a former Ford Motor Company test engineer, is an innovation advisory member at the University of Sydney’s Warren Centre. Meanwhile, Dower’s background in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering makes him popular with foreign associates who do not hesitate to entrust him with the work of their “most important clients”. “Besides being a pleasure to work with, John is thoughtful, creative and responsive.” Chris Bird has spent 25 years accumulating a profound knowledge of physics, electronic and electrical engineering, ICT and medical technology briefs. He also advises clients on IP commercialisation. Stuart Irvine makes his first appearance in the IAM Patent 1000 this year. “He has great skill prosecuting patents through the Australian Patent Office, as well as excellent insight into the differences between US and Australian practice (and the similarities) that might lead to similar or dissimilar outcomes in the two countries. This in turn allows Stu to provide expert advice regarding prosecution strategy.” “Irvine’s knowledge of Australian law, attention to detail and quality of communication are all elite.”