Congratulations to our attorneys and lawyers elevated for 2017

3 July 2017

Griffith Hack is pleased to announce three patent attorneys and two lawyers have received promotions, reflecting the skills and experience they bring to clients and their contribution to the firm.

Patent attorneys Dr Stefan Paterson, Stephanie Tham and Joshua Fischer have all been elevated to become Associates while lawyer Gavin Adkins has been elevated to Senior Associate and colleague Jack Collings has been elevated to Associate.

“I’m thrilled to congratulate Stefan, Josh, Steph, Gavin and Jack on their promotions,” Executive General Manager David Madigan said.

“Their skills and experience are valued by our clients and everyone at Griffith Hack.”

Stefan is a patent attorney in the Engineering Group in Brisbane, Stephanie is in the Electrical, IT & Physics Group in Perth and Joshua is part of the Life Sciences & Chemical Group in Sydney.

Gavin and Jack are members of the Law Group, with Gavin based in Melbourne and Jack in Brisbane.

Commenting on the promotions, Group Leaders said:

  • “Josh’s strong technical background in chemistry, including medicinal chemistry, combined with his knowledge of patent law, enables him to assist clients in protecting a wide variety of inventions in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Josh is a valued member of our group and I am delighted with Josh’s elevation to Associate.” – Stephen Sharp, Life Sciences & Chemical Group.
  • “Gavin and Jack are making significant contributions to the Law Group and are recognised by clients for the valuable IP advice they provide.” – Derek Baigent, Law Group.
  • “Stephanie has developed strongly as a patent attorney since she joined us. Her practical patent attorney skills, especially in the IT space, are welcomed by clients.” – Steven Starkie,  Electrical, IT & Physics Group.
  • “Stefan has a broad range of experience which clients appreciate when they come to him for advice. His work is highly regarded and he is always ready to step up when the need arises.” – Tony Mizzi, Engineering Group. 

The promotions are all effective July 1.