Our people come from diverse backgrounds and apply intelligent action to help our clients transform their ideas into assets. Would you like to join them?
As the largest employer of intellectual property (IP) specialists in New Zealand, AJ Park prides itself on being a great place to work. We are the region's most responsive and progressive firm and are well respected both within the patent attorney profession and by the clients we work with.
Our people are talented, energetic and career-oriented. They come from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines including law, science and engineering. Our work environment is knowledge-based and we are committed to high standards of professionalism.
Our people are best in class, and not just academically or technically. Several rank among the world's top IP practitioners for IP strategy, commercialisation, protection, and enforcement. Others are sought after experts in their technology and legal domains.
In July 2020, AJ Park was named in NZ Lawyer’s inaugural Employer of Choice report listing the 25 top-ranking legal organisations in New Zealand in terms of overall employee experience. The report celebrates employers who go beyond industry standards to provide their people with a safe and engaging working environment and showcases firms leading the way with policies and initiatives that engage their staff. We were also awarded ‘Excellence’ in the Legal Personnel Employer of Choice (<50 lawyers) category of the New Zealand Law Awards 2020.
If you are interested in finding out more about a career as an IP lawyer or patent attorney, or you're a qualified or a part-qualified patent attorney looking for career opportunities at AJ Park, please complete the get in touch form below.
Alternatively, you can apply for one of our job vacancies listed below.
What we look for in recruits
We are interested in clever, ambitious and enthusiastic people who want to apply intelligent action to help our clients transform their ideas into assets. An interest in further training in the patent profession is essential.
In the patent profession you need to be able to quickly assimilate information about leading-edge scientific or engineering technology.
In our trade mark teams, an understanding of marketing principles and an ability to think laterally will give you a head start.
If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. Please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to email@example.com.
Patent Attorney - Engineering & IT
We’re on the lookout for patent professionals with a relevant degree and preferably three to eight years’ post-qualification work experience, specialising in physics or mechanical, aeronautical or process engineering through to mechatronics, electrical anLearn more
Senior Associate - Litigation
We are seeking a motivated and experienced solicitor with 7+ years PQE to join the litigation practice in our Wellington office.Learn more
Administrator – Patents
A varied and interesting, hands-on support role assisting our industry leading Engineering & IT patents team in Wellington. The role is fast paced and part of a close knit and experienced team in our central city offices.Learn more
Assistant – Trade Marks
We have two varied and interesting, hands-on support roles assisting our industry leading trade mark team. One based in our Auckland office, and one based in Wellington office.Learn more
Solicitor – Trade Marks (maternity Cover)
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic solicitor with 2+ years PQE to join the trade mark practice in our Wellington office for a 12 month maternity cover.Learn more
Patent Attorney – Life Sciences
We're seeking a brilliant patent attorney to join our life sciences team to come and work with our Auckland-based team of IP experts and help protect, build and grow some of the world’s most exciting ideas and innovations.Learn more
Search And Prosecution Analyst - Engineering/IT Patents
Our Auckland patent team has a full-time, permanent opportunity available in the new year for someone with a natural aptitude for understanding and working with technical subject matter.Learn more
Assistant Drafter – Engineering/IT Patents (part Time)
We are seeking an intelligent and enthusiastic final/penultimate year design engineering or industrial design student to join the Patent Engineering practice in our Wellington office.Learn more
We’re looking for smart legal secretaries, preferably with IP or legal experience, to join our trade mark and patent teams. You’ll enjoy using your initiative, demonstrate excellent organisational skills and have a high attention to detail.Learn more
Why work for AJ Park?
At AJ Park we are committed to helping our people stay at the top of their game through professional and personal development. Our culture is second to none, and we offer a rewarding career, community and team spirit, and opportunities to develop technically and personally.
Our AJ Park Academy
A unique benefit our people enjoy is access to the AJ Park Academy, a bespoke professional development programme that allows us to train the next generation of patent and trade mark executives.
We also offer globally recognised plain English training to our people to help hone clear communication skills.
Great networking opportunities
Growing our local and global networks is part of our firm's success. So when you join the team you'll be offered the opportunity to grow your own networks through memberships and events.
We emphasise wellbeing
The wellbeing of our people is vital, and we encourage a work-life balance. We offer programmes to help our people maintain healthy, balanced lifestyles and our Employee Assistance Programme provides our people support through life's challenges.
Our weekly lunchtime seminar series for all staff helps you develop professionally and personally. We also offer daily fruit and weekly morning teas.
We like to have fun
We have an active social club, sports teams and opportunities to give back to the communities we work in. Our social club organises activities throughout the year, from sports events to fishing trips and more. In addition, we have monthly drinks for all to celebrate our successes.
We pay the Living Wage
We have committed to paying our people the Living Wage - the wage a worker needs to pay for the necessities of life and participate as an active citizen in the community. As a firm, it's important to look after our people and respond to the growing poverty and inequality facing New Zealanders.
Our people are approachable
Our principals and senior staff are approachable. Their doors are open, and they balance performance drive with a good sense of humour.
We give back to our communities
As a member of our team, you'll have opportunities to support industries and communities you are passionate about through volunteering, pro bono work or sponsorship.
Get in touch
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