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.
He has extensive experience in all aspects of IP, especially patents, including strategy, acquisition, opposition and enforcement in New Zealand and internationally.
Greg has specialist skills in electrical and mechanical engineering, physics and optics, manufacturing, medical devices, and materials.
Greg has acted for major corporates and mid-size manufacturers, universities, and technology start-ups.
Greg’s recent industry accolades include being:
- ranked as a patent star in New Zealand in Managing IP’s IP Stars 2020 and IP Stars 2021
- selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in New Zealand 2021 in the field of IP law
- highlighted in IAM Patent 1000 2020 as ‘adept a drafter as he is an enforcer of patents’.
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Greg West-Walker's insights
\ 9 Jul 2021
AJ Park maintains Managing IP’s “IP Star’ Tier 1 rankings
As a reflection of AJ Park’s high standard in the Patent and Trade mark space, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve maintained…
Article \ 29 Apr 2021
Managing intangible assets for exponential growth
Intangible assets do not occupy physical space. However, they have the potential to provide high value and exponential growth when identified and…
Article \ 3 Dec 2020
Australian High Court rejects the implied licence doctrine: establishes exhaustion…
The High Court of Australia has recently passed down a landmark 4-3 majority decision in Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation…
Article \ 26 Nov 2020
Pesky pandemics and patents: how the conventional patent approach appears…
Over 70 vaccines and 150 drugs are currently being developed by various entities in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Any…
Article \ 18 Nov 2020
Proposed changes to New Zealand intellectual property laws
The New Zealand Government has recently proposed several amendments to New Zealand’s intellectual property laws, including the Patents Act 2013 (PA), the…
Article \ 29 Oct 2020
How to strategically deploy an IP programme for success
Being strategic with your intellectual property (IP) can be really important. But what is often even more important, especially for businesses built…
Article \ 10 Sep 2020
Intellectual property is more than just fun and games
In recent years, board games have seen a resurgence in popularity. Social media has made it easier for people to find out…