Three Partners of Freehills Patent Attorneys have been declared Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars for 2014 by the comprehensive and authoritative guide to leading IP firms and lawyers globally.
James Cherry, Tom Gumley and Damian Slizys are key to the the firm’s life sciences areas of practice, with Dr Slizys being the latest addition to the firm. These awards are the latest acknowledgment of their deep expertise in servicing global brand clients in the Asia Pacific region.
“While the assessment is based on individual talent, the fact that a number of our partners have been acknowledged demonstrates that we are a firm with a winning team,” said Mr Cherry, who is also the firm’s Managing Partner.
In the analysis of data collected about the firm, Partners John Dower and Brett Connor, also received a special mention, along with the firm’s involvement in advising in the largest patent matter before the Federal Court, and IP expertise in the areas of medical devices, agrochemicals, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Established in 1990, the IP Stars are named annually after researchers based in London, New York and Hong Kong go to work collecting market information and feedback from thousands of practitioners and clients.
“We are extremely proud of this recognition because it comes from the feedback about the quality of our work from our colleagues in the profession internationally. That’s a great honour,” said Dr Gumley.