Brook is a registered patent attorney in AJ Park’s Engineering and IT team. He specialises in protecting innovations in the digital and high-tech space. He has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications across a broad range of technical areas, including digital electronics, medical devices, robotics, embedded systems, and a variety of software related fields.
Brook also advises on various other facets of IP, including the patentability of inventions, freedom to operate, protection and commercialisation strategies, patent infringement, and validity analysis. Holding multiple degrees across engineering , commerce, and law, Brook is able to quickly understand technologies and give pragmatic IP, legal, and commercial advice relevant to the specific needs of his clients.
The variety of work and technologies that Brook experiences across AJ Park’s clients is something he relishes. Equally satisfying is the opportunity to focus on different aspects of patent protection and avoidance.
‘I’ve always been interested in science and technology, and I love that my work connects me with new technologies at an early stage of their development. Working with inventors throughout the development of these products is fascinating and really gives you a deep understanding of what is involved with getting a new product to market.’
Organised and curious, Brook loves learning, problem-solving, and is always up for a challenge. He believes communication is the key to successful working relationships.
'The intricacies of the patent process can cause it to be long and drawn out. Our clients’ needs can change over time, so we like to work alongside them throughout the innovation and commercialisation process rather than simply acting on their behalf.'
Brook has been working in IP since 2015 and became a registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney in 2018.
His degree in Computer Systems Engineering has given him a range of exposure to different technologies, so Brook is able to quickly get to grips with new inventions and ascertain where he can best add value. Brook also holds a Bachelor of Commerce and will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Laws, providing him with an aptitude for technology, business, and law,
This combination of education has allowed him to develop skills in communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, and makes him well placed to advise clients in the engineering and IT space.
Outside of the office you’ll find Brook cycling, swimming, or getting out in the New Zealand wilderness. He also attempts to play golf and tennis whenever possible.
- BE (Hons) (Computer Systems Engineering), University of Auckland (2015)
- BCom (Commercial Law/Innovation & Entrepreneurship), University of Auckland (2015)
- LLB (complete, pending graduation), University of Auckland (2021)
- Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand & Australia)
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Article \ 4 May 2022
AI inventorship: ‘The Rise of the Machines’ overturned in Australia
The landmark Australian Federal Court decision in July 2021 (discussed in a previous article here), in which Australia became the first country to allow an artificial intelligence (AI) inventor has been overturned on appeal.