IPH announces 25 promotions, including seven Principal appointments
29 June 2023
Leading international intellectual property services group, IPH, is proud to announce 25 promotions, including seven Principal appointments, across its member firms AJ Park, Griffith Hack, Pizzeys, Smart & Biggar and Spruson & Ferguson.
Promotions have been made across a range of practice areas, across 10 offices in six IP jurisdictions globally. The promotions are effective 1 July 2023.
Dr Andrew Blattman, IPH Managing Director and CEO, said: “We pride ourselves in partnering with the world’s leading brands to protect their innovations in expanding markets, and our talented people are central to delivering on this purpose.
“As an international network of firms, IPH is committed to supporting and developing our people at all levels and creating a rich environment where colleagues can advance their careers and be recognised for their efforts.
“Being promoted is a significant milestone and I am delighted to congratulate all of our newly promoted employees on this wonderful achievement, which is a testament to their dedication, high performance and commitment to client service.”
IPH employs more than 1,200 people working in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
2023 Principal Promotions
Duncan Schaut, Engineering & IT, Principal
Dr James-Robert Cram, ChemLife, Principal
Kerry Dick, Engineering & ICT, Principal
Smart & Biggar
Daniel Anthony, Trade Marks, Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Australia
Andrew Rankine, Legal, Principal
Spruson & Ferguson Asia
Charis Lam, Trade Marks, Principal
Vivian Or, Trade Marks, Principal
Additional 2023 Promotions
Kate Giddens, Trade Marks, Special Counsel
Victoria Watts, Trade Marks, Special Counsel
Dr Paul Renwick, Engineering & IT, Senior Associate
Daniel Thorpe, Engineering & IT, Senior Associate
Ben Williams, Trade Marks, Senior Associate
Matt Currie, Trade Marks, Associate
John Scicluna, Engineering & ICT, Senior Associate
David Braund, Engineering & ICT, Associate
Jerome Lay, Engineering & ICT, Senior Associate
Smart & Biggar
Matthew Burt, Litigation, Senior Associate
Katie Lee, Pharma Litigation, Senior Associate
Spruson & Ferguson Australia
Dr Marie Kidd, Chemical & Life Science, Senior Associate
Xiaoli Liu, Chemical & Life Science, Special Counsel
Brynn Bei, Chemical & Life Science, Senior Associate
Dr Vivian Ng, Chemical & Life Science, Associate
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