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Andy Locke

Andy Locke

Principal

AJ Park Law Limited, Wellington

Andy acts for businesses in patenting inventions, registering designs and advising on freedom to operate, in New Zealand and overseas.

Expertise

Andy has a business focus and specialises in advising on freedom to operate and possible infringement issues, often in relation to USA and Europe as well as New Zealand and Australia. He also drafts and prosecutes commercially-focused patent and registered design applications, and handles contentious proceedings.

Experience

Previously, Andy was a partner of a UK firm of patent attorneys, having spent his formative years of training in London, and registering as a patent agent in the United Kingdom in 2004 and in Europe in 2005. He represented clients at the UK and European Patent Offices, and frequently handled pre-court negotiations and settlements.

Working style

Andy enjoys being closely involved with businesses and meeting the clever people involved. He is regularly surprised and enthused by the innovative and pragmatic approach to problems in New Zealand, and looks forward to that continuing.

Recent accolades

Andy’s recent industry accolades include being:

Services

Qualifications

  • ME (Mechanical & Manufacturing)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)
  • Registered and Chartered Patent Attorney (United Kingdom)