Greg West-Walker

Greg is a patent specialist based in our Auckland Office.

Greg provides:

  • strategic intellectual property advice in relation to technology and product design
  • patentability assessments and advice on strategy
  • advice on the use of confidentiality and licensing for the protection of new technology
  • freedom to commercialise assessments internationally
  • patent and design searching in New Zealand and internationally
  • design registration and copyright
  • strategic advice in relation to intellectual property enforcement and defence
  • advice on intellectual property ownership issues and structures
  • intellectual property preparation of technology start-ups for investment
  • intellectual property due diligence for investors and in relation to proposed acquisitions
  • IP audits and assists companies to develop and implement a corporate IP strategy.

AJ Park helped us with wider strategies... and took much of the burden of developing initial patent specifications and managing our IP 'briefcase' away from the engineers and technical managers, who were focusing on product development.

Philip Rae, Hamilton Jet


Greg's clients include:

  • Schneider Electric
  • Whisper Tech
  • Tait Electronics
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • General Cable
  • Navico, Navman Wireless
  • Rakon, Callaghan Innovation
  • Sealed Air
  • Hamilton Jet
  • Scion, Kohler
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Auckland.

Other credentials

Greg is a regular speaker on intellectual property and intellectual property management and strategy. He is a past president of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.

In 2017 Greg has been listed as one of the world's leading patent professionals in the IAM Patent 1000 index, nominated as an IP Star Nomination by Managing IP magazine, as a leading IP practitioner by AsiaLaw and included in Best Lawyers in New Zealand in the practice area of intellectual property.

Greg is a past president of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys and a member of the Trans Tasman Intellectual Property Attorneys Standards Board for Patent Attorneys, which is responsible for administration of the requirements for qualification as a patent attorney and discipline of the profession in New Zealand and Australia.

Client stories


Robust intellectual property protection has stopped others imitating an internationally successful Kiwi invention

Hamilton Jet

Protecting the ability to commercialise its developments is crucial for HamiltonJet, a Christchurch-based company that’s competing with some of the world’s most well-known engineering giants.


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