Daniel Thorpe

Daniel Thorpe

Associate \ AJ Park IP Limited, Wellington

Daniel uses his industrial experience and varied expertise in patent law to advise clients regarding their intellectual property (IP) in the fields of mechanical technology and software.

Expertise

With a focus on mechanical devices and computer implemented inventions, Daniel works with individual inventors through to large multinational corporations advising on patents, registered designs and IP strategy. Daniel works in a number of technology areas including medical devices, power generation, high-tech consumer electronics, green-tech and automotive. 

Experience

Daniel holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Following university, Daniel spent several years working for a leading European engineering company commissioning gas turbine power stations throughout the world. Daniel has extensive experience working directly with clients to find the best protection for their ideas. He has also represented clients at hearings at the European Patent Office (EPO), including in front of the Boards of Appeal. 

Prior to joining AJ Park, Daniel qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney at the one of the UK’s largest Patent and Trademark Attorney firms.

Qualifications

  • MEng (Mechanical Engineering), University of Sheffield (2005)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • European Patent Attorney (non-practicing)
  • European Design Attorney (non-practicing)