Patent professional

We are on the lookout for patent professionals or engineers with some expertience to 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 relevant degree and preferably three to eight years’ of post-qualification work experience, specialising in physics or mechanical, aeronautical or process engineering through to mechatronics, electrical and electronic engineering. Alternatively, you may be an engineer with some experience, but have decided engineering is not for you and are looking for a change in career and interested in pursuing IP.

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.

If you’d like to work 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

Date posted: 07/03/2019

Location: Auckland or Wellington

Work type: Full-time

Role type: Patent Attorney (or similar)