AJ Park Law Limited, Auckland
Anton heads the Auckland office's life sciences patent practice.
Anton has worked in the IP field since 1997 and joined AJ Park in 1999. He heads 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 focussed on delivering practical, commercially relevant advice to clients.
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.
Anton's clients include:
- start-up companies
- food technology companies
- life science companies
- research institutes.
Anton was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best LawyersTM in New Zealand 2019 in the field of intellectual property law.
Anton was highlighted in IAM Patent 1000 2018 as taking a hard line in enforcement matters, as well as providing life sciences outfits with commercially minded portfolio management.
In addition to Anton's inclusion in IAM Patent 1000, he was also named in IAM Strategy 300 2018 as a world-leading IP strategist.
In 2018, Anton was ranked as a patent star in New Zealand in Managing IP Stars.
In 2017, Anton was named by the World Intellectual Property Review as a leading IP practitioner in the WIPR Leaders publication.
In 2017, Anton was listed as one of the world's leading patent professionals in the IAM Patent 1000 index, based on peer and client reviews, and is 'hailed for his business-minded counsel and savvy portfolio management skills'.
Anton was ranked in 2017 as a leading patent lawyer in Expert Guides.
- 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