Kate specialises in intellectual property litigation. She has litigation experience relating to all types of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, copyright and registered designs.
Kate is also part of AJ Park's advertising team, which advises on legal, advertising code, and industry regulatory requirements for marketing in New Zealand.
Kate's particular area of interest is working with pharmaceutical inventions and she has been involved in patent cases for several large international corporations including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, and sanofi-aventis. She has also acted in patent cases for clients in the manufacturing and telecommunications industries.
Kate appears before the Commissioner at hearings held in the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand on trade mark and patent matters. She has represented clients in the High Court and has been involved in cases in the Court of Appeal.