Adrian has experience advising clients on all areas of intellectual property, including patent infringement, validity, and freedom to operate. He also drafts, files and prosecutes patent applications in New Zealand and Australia across a broad range of technology sectors, including pharmaceuticals, veterinary remedies, mechanical engineering, computer software, and electronic systems.
Adrian began his career in 2001 as a litigation research assistant at AJ Park, before moving to work as a patent examiner at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ). He then spent 10 years working at a law firm as a patent attorney, followed by several years as an intellectual property specialist at Wellington UniVentures, the Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington company responsible for creating new for-profit and social enterprises from University research. Adrian returned to AJ Park in 2022 as a Senior Associate in the Wellington team.
Adrian holds degrees in both law and science, with his science degree majoring in genetics, molecular biology, and physiology. He completed his BE(Hons) in Electrical Engineering at Victoria University at the end of 2023.
Outside of work, Adrian enjoys running and learning German.
- BE(Hons) in Electrical Engineering
- BSc (Victoria University of Wellington)
- LLB (Victoria University of Wellington)
- Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand & Australia)
- Enrolled Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand