Five partners listed in The Best Lawyers ® 2015 Guide

Date: 2015-04-10

Freehills Patent Attorneys is proud to announce five of our registered patent attorneys, all of whom are partners, have been listed in The Best Lawyers® in Australia 2015 guide. Managing Partner James Cherry, is one of the four partners located in the Melbourne office, along with Brett Connor, Greg Noonan and Damian Slizys. John Dower is located in Sydney.

Our partners have been recognised in the following categories:

Biotechnology Law

Mr James Cherry

Intellectual Property Law

Mr James Cherry

Mr Brett Connor

Mr John Dower

Mr Greg Noonan

Dr Damian Slizys

“To have five of our partners included in such a prestigious global listing which attracts millions of readers internationally is indeed an honour,” said Mr Cherry, who specialises in patents for the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors, and is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading life sciences practitioners.

“Everyone at Freehills Patent Attorneys should be proud of this achievement. Each partner that has been included recognises that, while their name is in the list, they are there because each lead teams of enthusiastic, dedicated and talented people,” he said.

  • Brett Connor works with some of Australia’s largest companies and research organisations, as well as multinational corporations and has experience as an in-house patent counsel, bringing a unique perspective to large scale strategic IP portfolio management.  
  • Greg Noonan has a background in physics and specialises in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He works particularly in the areas of medical devices, industrial and engineering technologies.
  • Damian Slizys practices primarily in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals, and is especially experienced in jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region including India and China.
  • John Dower has an exceptional technical background in electrical and electronic engineering, and is particularly experienced in the areas of telecommunications, electrical, information technologies and medical devices.

In 2008 Best Lawyers® expanded its international coverage and is now published in almost 70 countries around the world. Inclusion in the listing is based completely on peer review.