Halfords IP (HIP) congratulates Dan Berger on being named an IP Star!

May 2020

Dan Berger has been named a 'Patent Star 2020’ for Australia in the IPStars 2020/21 rankings . Anthony Cowle, who initially trained Dan when they were both at DCC, said ‘whilst I have trained about 20 Patent Attorneys over the last 20 years or so, and now many of these people are now the leaders of the Australian Patent Attorney profession, Dan is one of the best and thoroughly deserves this award. I am very proud to have been involved in Dan's development, and extremely happy to be continuing to still work with him now as a Partner following our moves to HIP.  Dan is an extremely smart guy... he is highly focussed with an excellent attention to detail, and has a very practical commercial focus when drafting and prosecuting Patents'. HIP Partner, Geoff Davidson, said 'the recent changes which have occurred in the Australian Patent Attorney profession, with most of the larger firms now controlled by two publicly owned companies, has seen an exodus of many of Australia’s best Patent Attorneys from those firms... they have moved to the independent firms, where they can continue to grow and thrive. Four Sydney based Patent Attorneys, each specialising in different technology areas, have moved to HIP from Davies Collison Cave (DCC) in the last 2 years, including Dan Berger - Nanotechnology Science, Anthony Cowle - Electrical Engineering, Dr Joanna Jones - Chemistry, and Tony Smeeton - Mechanical Engineering'. IPStars 2020/21 research, rankings and analysis provides independent and impartial accreditation in over 125 jurisdiction, including 1850 firms and 5700 practitioners, conducting their world-wide research of over 120,000 IP professionals over a 12 month period.