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Anton Gibson

Anton Gibson

Principal

AJ Park Law Limited, Auckland

Anton has worked in the intellectual property (IP) field since 1997, and joined AJ Park in 1999. He is a principal in the Auckland office's life sciences patent practice, where he works with a group of patent attorneys with strong technical and legal skills. Anton is focused on delivering practical, commercially relevant advice to clients.

Expertise

Anton's practice involves a variety of technologies and patent law issues focused on:

  • protein therapeutics
  • small molecule therapeutics
  • medical foods
  • pharmaceuticals
  • microorganisms
  • molecular biology tools
  • diagnostic tools
  • clean technology
  • bioremediation
  • chemical processing
  • food technology
  • food chemistry
  • dairy technology
  • packaging technology
  • biological pest control.

Anton’s work includes:

  • preparing and managing patent portfolios to implement defensive and offensive strategies
  • assessing patent infringement and validity issues
  • IP audits and assisting companies to develop and implement a corporate IP strategy
  • providing general business advice in relation to patent strategy and portfolio management
  • advising on intellectual property due diligence to support investment decisions.

Clients

Anton's clients include:

  • start-up companies
  • food technology companies
  • life science companies
  • universities
  • research institutes.

Accolades

Anton’s recent industry accolades include being:

  • highlighted in the IAM Patent 1000 2020
  • ranked as a patent star in New Zealand in Managing IP's IP Stars 2020
  • selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best LawyersTM in New Zealand 2021 in the field of IP law
  • recognised by his peers as being amongst the world’s best and brightest IP practitioners in the WIPR Leaders 2020 handbook
  • listed in The Legal 500's Asia Pacific 2020 guide and elite ‘leading lawyers’ list
  • named in the IAM Strategy 300 2019 as a world-leading IP strategist.
  • BSc (First Class Hons) (Biochem), Victoria University of Wellington (1996)
  • LLB, Victoria University of Wellington (2002)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand & Australia)
  • Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons 1st class) (Biochem), Victoria University of Wellington (1996)
  • LLB, Victoria University of Wellington (2002)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)
  • Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

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