Halfords IP has grown its senior team with the addition of two new partners and the promotion of a special counsel.
Anthony Cowle and Dan Berger have joined the firm’s partnership from Davies Collison Cave (DCC). The firm has also promoted Catherine Chant as special counsel.
Cowle, who was a DCC partner, has more than two decades’ experience in all aspects of Australian patent prosecution and practice. He is an expert in electrical, engineering, and medical device inventions. He was DCC’s engineering patents team head in Sydney.
Berger, who was a DCC senior associate, joined Halfords IP in March. He has more than 10 years’ experience and a background in nanotechnology science. He has a particular focus on medical device, material science, nanotech and engineering science patent matters.
Chant, who has been with the firm since 2016, has extensive experience in branding, other intellectual property and consumer law.
“The upheaval in the patent profession in recent years has created opportunities for us,” said partner Geoff Davidson.
“The addition of Anthony and Dan to the HIP partnership, and elevation of Catherine to special counsel, demonstrates that our independence assists us to attract and retain the best people, enabling us to provide superior service to our clients. Remaining independent allows us to put our clients first,” he said.
L-R: Dan Berger, Anthony Cowle, Geoff Davidson, Keith Borg
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