AJ Park is the intellectual property firm of choice in New Zealand. We are well respected both within the patent attorney profession and by the clients we work with.
Our people are talented, energetic and career-oriented. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines including law, science and engineering. Our work environment is knowledge-based and we are committed to high standards of professionalism.
With offices in Auckland and Wellington, we currently employ nearly a third of New Zealand's patent attorney professionals. Our people are best in class, and not just academically or technically. Several rank among the world's top IP practitioners for IP strategy, commercialisation, protection, and enforcement. Others are sought after experts in their technology and legal domains.
If you are interested in finding out more about a career as an IP lawyer or patent attorney or you're a qualified or a part-qualified patent attorney looking for career opportunities at AJ Park, please complete the get in touch form below. Alternatively, you can apply for one of our job vacancies listed below.
What we look for in recruits
We are interested in intelligent, ambitious and enthusiastic people who want to work with the world's most innovative companies. An interest in further training in the patent profession is essential.
In the patent profession you need to be able to quickly assimilate information about leading-edge scientific or engineering technology.
In our trade mark teams, an understanding of marketing principles and an ability to think laterally will give you a head start.
Qualified patent attorney
We're on the lookout for a qualified patent attorney with a minimum of 10 years’ experience and either a Masters or PhD specialising in molecular biology, and preferably a law degree.
AJ Park is looking for two talented lawyers with two to five years’ post-qualification experience (PQE) to join our Auckland and Wellington-based litigation groups.
Trade mark solicitor
We’re on the lookout for a trade mark solicitor or a trade mark attorney, with up to four years’ experience, to join our elite team of trade mark and branding experts.
We’re on the lookout for patent professionals specialising in physics or mechanical, aeronautical or process engineering through to mechatronics, electrical and electronic engineering. Alternatively, you may be an engineer looking for a change in career.
Qualified patent attorney
We’re on the lookout for qualified patent attorneys specialising in physics or mechanical, aeronautical or process engineering through to mechatronics, electrical and electronic engineering, to join our Auckland and Wellington patent teams.
At AJ Park we are committed to helping our people stay at the top of their game through professional and personal development.
We offer globally recognised plain English training to our people to help hone your clear communication skills.
Growing our local and global networks is part of our firm's success. When you join the team you'll be offered the opportunity to grow your own networks through memberships and events.
Social and community activities
As we're continually looking to develop and challenge our people, we'll be looking to give you interesting opportunities beyond your role. We have an active social club, sports teams and opportunities to give back to the communities we work in.
We offer a rewarding career, community and team spirit and opportunities to develop technically and personally.
We emphasise wellbeing
The wellbeing of our people is vital and we encourage a work-life balance. We offer programmes to help our people maintain healthy, balanced lifestyles and our Employee Assistance Programme offers our people support through life's challenges.
Our weekly lunchtime seminar series for all staff helps you develop professionally and personally. We also offer daily fruit and weekly morning teas.
We like to have fun
Our social club organises activities throughout the year, from sports events to fishing trips and more. We have monthly drinks for all to celebrate our successes.
Our people are approachable
Our principals and senior staff are approachable. Their doors are open and they balance performance drive with a good sense of humour.
We give back to our communities
As a member of our team, you'll have opportunities to support industries and communities you are passionate about through volunteering, pro bono work or sponsorship.
Get in touch
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