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Griffith Hack team recognised in IAM Patent 1000 for 2024

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06 June 2024

We are proud to announce that seven Griffith Hack principals have been recognised in the 2024 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 for their expertise in the areas of patent litigation, prosecution and transactions.

At a firm level, Griffith Hack maintained our Gold ranking for Patent Prosecution, while also receiving a Bronze ranking for Patent Litigation. Read the feedback on us here.

Congratulations to our team members recognised:

Patent litigation

  • Derek Baigent – Bronze
  • Leanne Oitmaa – Bronze

Patent prosecution

  • David Hughes – Gold
  • Amanda Stark – Silver
  • Karen Sinclair – Silver

Patent transactions

  • David Hughes – Silver
  • Emma Mitchell – Bronze
  • Kellie Stonier – Bronze

Published annually, the IAM Patent 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals deemed outstanding in the pivotal area of patent law.

Learn more about our recognised principals below.

Derek Baigent

Derek Baigent is a lawyer specialising in intellectual property and technology. He has over 25 years’ experience representing companies across a broad range of industry sectors from electronics and telecommunications through to heavy industry and resources.

David Hughes

David has more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property as a patent attorney. With combined skills in intellectual property and management, he advises clients on complex IP legal matters, developing and building patent portfolios and broader intangible asset strategy.

Emma Mitchell

Emma Mitchell is a lawyer based in Melbourne, whose expertise includes commercial contracts (including in relation to licence), supply, export, manufacturing, collaboration, research and development, branding and sponsorship, across sectors including consumer goods, fashion, design and manufacturing.

Leanne Oitmaa

Leanne Oitmaa is a patent attorney, trade marks attorney and lawyer based in Perth, who advises clients across the broad spectrum of intellectual property, from protecting strategies and prosecution through to commercialisation advice and enforcement.

Karen Sinclair

Karen provides advice across patent and trade mark portfolios for a diverse range of start-up and SME businesses in addition to well-known global multinationals in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields.

Amanda Stark

Amanda is one of the leading patent practitioners in the Australian biotechnology space.  She is also a key member of Griffith Hack’s leadership team, heading up the ChemLife practice group and leading the International Business Development and Foreign Associate Relationship program.

Kellie Stonier

Kellie is a lawyer and trade marks attorney based in Brisbane, with a strong reputation for maintaining, protecting and enforcing her client’s IP rights extends beyond Australia.