Our patents team
Our patent specialists comprise two broad teams – chembio and engineering/IT, who between them have the technical expertise to understand and protect any type of technology.
An intimate knowledge of our clients' technology is essential to ensure patents provide sufficient protection.
Our teams' technical knowledge allows us to liaise effectively with inventors and research teams. Because of our size and our fluid team structure, we are able to form multi-disciplinary teams on project-by-project basis, which ensures that each project is handled by the best people for the job.
Although the technology and processes can be complex, we communicate clearly and make sure you understand what you need to know.
Greg West-WalkerConsultant | Auckland
Greg has worked in intellectual property (IP) for 40 years and retired as a principal in AJ Park in October 2020. He is now a consultant doing work for selected clients with which he has been involved for some years.
Dr James RobinsonPrincipal | Auckland
A patent attorney with a background in organic chemistry, James is a member of AJ Park’s Auckland life sciences patent team and specialises in all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law for chemical innovations.
Matt AdamsPrincipal | Wellington
Matt is a principal in AJ Park's engineering and information communication technology team specialising in protecting, registering and licensing patents in the computer and information technology fields. Matt is also a copyright specialist.
Teresa GriffithsPrincipal | Wellington
Teresa is a patent expert and principal of AJ Park. She combines her knowledge of intellectual property (IP) law, and biotechnological and pharmaceutical inventions to help her clients protect their innovations.
Helen BellchambersSenior Associate | Wellington
Helen is a patent attorney and lawyer. She has a dual role at AJ Park as a member of both the life sciences patents team and the litigation and dispute resolution team. Helen works with clients from around the world to protect their inventions in New Zeal
Dr Katherine HebditchAssociate | Auckland
A patent attorney in AJ Park’s Auckland life sciences patent team, Katherine uses her patent expertise and knowledge of science and commercialisation to help clients of all sizes protect their innovations.
Dr Jason BusbyPatent Executive | Auckland
A search analyst in AJ Park’s Auckland life sciences team, Jason performs a variety of watching and freedom-to-operate searches and provides summary reports. His area of expertise is in biological sciences – genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry.
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