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Sparke Helmore Lawyers' Intellectual Property team has been named the winner of the Patent Litigator of the Year – NSW category at Acquisition International's Patent Litigator of the Year 2016 Intellectual Property Awards.

The Awards acknowledge the top intellectual property professionals across the industry, including trademark, copyright, patent and litigation practices and their dedicated employees. Now in its third year, this awards program offers a unique resource detailing the major players in this industry for anyone seeking IP support services.

Shannon Platt, who is the National Head of the Intellectual Property Technology team and Head of the Corporate Group, was named "Intellectual Property Partner of the Year" at the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards in April 2016. Shannon is on the firm's Executive Committee and is a member of two International Trade Mark Association Committees (Anticounterfeiting and ASIA Roundtable).

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 950 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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