Are you a patent attorney looking to relocate or return to New Zealand?


Join the brilliant minds protecting the world’s brightest ideas.

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If you’re inspired by brilliant thinking, come and work with our team of IP experts at one of Australasia’s leading IP firms and help protect, build and grow some of the world’s most exciting engineering ideas and innovations.

AJ Park is recognised as having one of the top specialist teams of IP experts in the world. Our clients range from start-ups and small to medium enterprises, to publicly-listed multinationals, government, and research institutes across 130 countries.

Right now, we’re on the lookout for patent professionals with a technical degree specialising in engineering, including mechanical engineering, process engineering, mechatronics and electronics, to join our Auckland and Wellington patent teams. Ideally, you will be qualified as a patent attorney in Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand with three to eight years' of post-qualification work experience. Alternatively, you will be partly qualified or recently qualified with three to five years' of work experience.

You’ll join an acclaimed firm awarded ‘Specialist IP Firm of the Year’ in the New Zealand Law Awards from 2013 to 2017, working alongside people who have received numerous accolades for their work.

You’ll do interesting work, and learn a great deal as you go, for a wide range of New Zealand and Australian clients across a broad spectrum of technologies and sectors. Many are export-focused. They look to us for assistance in protecting and commercialising their IP in diverse jurisdictions around the globe.

New Zealand is a wonderful place to enjoy a quality lifestyle. The country is internationally renowned for its great outdoors, friendly people and relaxed way of life. If you’re interested in relocating or returning to New Zealand and you enjoy working in a supportive environment that places a strong emphasis on work/life balance, career development and professional growth, take this opportunity to join our award-winning team of IP specialists.

Please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to Sue Quinnell, Chief Human Resources Officer, at careers@ajpark.com.

Date posted: 07/03/2019

Location: Auckland or Wellington

Work type: Full-time

Role type: Patent Attorney (or similar)