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Congratulations to the Innovators of the Year (25 November 2010)

Elevation Legal is very pleased to congratulate the winners of the Western Australian Innovator of the Year Competition.

As part of its sponsorship of the competition Elevation Legal will be providing services to Haley Warren, inventor of the Halo Digital Goniometer and winner of the Start-Up Category.

We will also be working with Timothy Edwards, Managing Director of Metro Power, the winner of the Growth Category.

For more information on the Competition and the winners please see:

Elevation Legal announces launch of Elevation Corporate (31 May 2010)

Elevation Legal Founder Jamie Lyford has teamed up with Peter van Bruchem to establish new Innovation and Commercialisation services firm Elevation Corporate.

The focus of Elevation Corporate is to assist its clients from all sectors to extract value from ideas, innovations and intellectual property.

Elevation Corporate will effectively extend the range of support available to Elevation Legal’s clients past the provision of legal advice, documentation and representation to strategic, commercial and policy advice and assistance.

For more information please visit the website for Elevation Corporate.

Elevation Legal Team Expanded (26 May 2010)

Elevation Legal has expanded its team with the appointment of Peter van Bruchem as Senior Lawyer.

Peter has significant intellectual property, commercialisation and business development experience. Peter worked as a senior adviser to the Western Australian Government on the administration and commercialisation of government owned IP and innovations.  Peter has written and presented extensively on the management and commercialisation of IP and was the primary author of the Western Australian Government’s Intellectual Property Policy and Best Practice Guidelines.

Peter has worked as a freelance IP and commercialisation adviser to government agencies, universities and private companies both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Peter was an approved Intellectual Assets Consultant with the Scottish Intellectual Assets Centre.  Peter has also worked as a Business Development Manager in a UK University and has also been an adviser and mentor to high tech ventures.

Jamie Lyford, Director of Elevation Legal said about the appointment “I am very pleased that Peter has joined our growing team, expanding both our capacity to service our client’s needs and the breadth of experience within the firm”.

Award for Pro Bono Services to the Arts (31 March 2010)

Elevation Legal’s Jamie Lyford is amongst 28 other lawyers throughout Australia recognised for his contribution to the arts with the announcement yesterday (Tues 30 March 2010) of the Arts Law Centre of Australia’s ‘Arts Law Pro Bono Award 2009′.  For more information see the ministerial media release at:

Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession (30 March 2010)

Elevation Legal is pleased to announce its  inclusion in the 2010 edition of Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession (see: Doyle’s recognises the innovation culture of Elevation and its clients and has this to say about Elevation’s unique service offering:

‘Re-inventing the Perth small firm model by turning it “virtual”,
Elevation Legal’s Jamie Lyford is the emerging force
within the state’s smaller firms. Aligned in both style and
marketing efforts with start ups and information technology
entities the firm has already established a reputation for well
priced licensing and commercialisation work.”

Read the detailed abridged report on the IP profession at: