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Hannah French

Hannah French

Patent Attorney

AJ Park IP LImited, Auckland

Hannah specialises in patent law for biotechnology and life sciences innovations.


At AJ Park, Hannah:

  • conducts prior art searches and advises on patentability
  • conducts watching searches of patent records
  • drafts, files and prosecutes patent applications
  • conducts patentability and freedom to operate assessments.

Previous work

Before joining AJ Park, Hannah worked in the science policy team at the Australian Academy of Science.

Hannah has a first class honours degree in biochemistry from the University of Otago. She went on to complete a PhD in medical science at the Australian National University in Canberra in 2011. Hannah's research involved investigating the role of extracellular matrix degrading enzymes in the development of blood vessel disease.



  • BSc (Hons) (Biochem), University of Otago (2004)
  • PhD (MedSci), Australian National University (2011)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)