Date posted: 14/06/2024

Location: Auckland or Wellington

Work type: Full-time, permanent

Role type: Patent Attorney – Engineering & ICT

If you’re inspired by brilliant thinking, come and work with our team of IP experts at one of Australasia’s leading IP firms, and be at the forefront of helping clients navigate the best path to protect, commercialise, enforce, and defend their IP rights in some of the world’s most exciting ideas and innovations.


The Role


  • Assess client invention proposals
  • Advise on patentability and whether third party rights may be relevant
  • Prepare, file and prosecute patent applications in New Zealand, Australia and internationally
  • Advise on infringement and validity
  • Draft patent specifications with a global focus
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Assist with contentious matters
  • Advise and guide on IP strategy


  • Proactively manage client relationships
  • Provide leadership and coaching to junior and assistant team members

Marketing and business development

  • Act as an ambassador for the firm, actively driving business development and building the AJ Park profile.
  • Author articles on relevant topics and present at relevant industry events where required


In order to be successful in this role you will have:

  • Registered Trans-Tasman, UK, EP and/or US patent attorney
  • 0-10+ years post-qualification experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate degree in physics, mechanical or aeronautical engineering, mechatronics, electrical, or electronic engineering.
  • A high level of skill in writing against prior art
  • Exceptional organisational skills, including an ability to multi-task, prioritise, and meet competing deadlines

You will have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to think commercially and critically when providing advice for clients.  You will exhibit a strong commitment to your own professional development and expanding your IP expertise.


What’s in it for you?

  • Great salary package
  • Competitive incentive scheme
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing support program
  • Wellness benefit
  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible working
  • Social club
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Central city location

You will have the opportunity to work across different levels in the organisation and make an impact with the work you will be doing.  You will have exposure to fascinating subject matter created by brilliant and innovative minds in New Zealand and abroad.

If you’re looking for an interesting opportunity that offers growth and development, in a firm that has a great culture, then this is the role for you.


Who are we?

AJ Park is the IP Firm of choice in New Zealand.  We support our clients with intelligent action and are well respected both within the IP profession and by the clients we work with.

We offer a rewarding career, community and team spirit and opportunities to develop technically and personally.

Find out more about us here, or to apply, please send your CV, covering letter and academic transcript to


Please note that this opportunity is only open to residents of New Zealand.

Apply now