Wednesday 1 July 2020

Congratulations to our IP expert on the rise

AJ Park prides itself on recognising and promoting talented individuals. We are delighted to announce the promotion of Sarah Barclay to principal.

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Sarah specialises in patent, design and related intellectual property law for mechanical and manufacturing patents. Based in AJ Park’s Wellington office, she works with clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia, prosecuting patent and design applications in New Zealand and Australia. She also assists New Zealand innovators with patent and design protection to help them expand overseas.  

Becoming a patent attorney has allowed Sarah to make the most of her degree in mechanical engineering and prior industry experience. Sarah's background has given her the insights and skills to help her clients across the world protect their inventions. 

An advocate for education and women's success, Sarah is known for going the extra mile. Sarah has been an adjunct lecturer at Victoria University in Wellington teaching registered design law, and regularly presents to industry and businesses groups. She has also co-tutored a patent drafting course through the Asian Patent Attorneys Association. Sarah is also a past-President of the Zonta Club of Wellington.

AJ Park’s managing director, Dr Andrea Dickens, congratulates Sarah on her promotion.

This is a well-deserved promotion and I congratulate Sarah. Not only is she a hard-working, skilled and experienced patent attorney, she never hesitates to go above and beyond for the firm. In these uncertain times, it is a privilege to formally recognise the achievements of our people. I truly appreciate Sarah's ongoing commitment to exceptional client service and her significant contribution to the culture of the firm.