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Dr Katherine Hebditch

Dr Katherine Hebditch


AJ Park IP Limited, 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.


Katherine joined AJ Park from another New Zealand intellectual property (IP) law firm where she worked for 10 years. Prior to that, Katherine was an IP manager at a New Zealand-based animal health company. Katherine has a PhD in organic chemistry and also carried out postdoctoral research in synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Auckland.


Katherine was peer-nominated as a 2020 Rising Star for her work in life sciences and was listed in the 2020 Rising Stars Expert Guide.  



  • MChem (Hons) (Chem), University of Sheffield
  • PhD, University of Manchester
  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)