Matt Devine

Matt Devine

Consultant \ AJ Park Law Limited, Auckland

Matt has particular expertise in patents, designs, copyright and related intellectual property (IP) work for electrical and mechanical engineering, telecommunications, and software technology.

Matt assists clients to utilise their IP as part of an overall commercial strategy, including:

  • advising clients on IP aspects of their business
  • advising on and implements strategies for utilising clients' IP in Australasia and internationally
  • obtaining patent and design protection, both in Australasia and internationally
  • conducting patentability and infringement searches and analyses.

Without that IP protection, your company's not worth anything. AJ Park knows the systems around the world and they gave us really good advice.

- Greig Brebner, Blunt Umbrellas


Matt works with a range of corporates, SMEs, start-ups and individuals. He works or has worked for:

  • Tait Electronics
  • Industrial Research
  • Navman. 

Previous work

He gained experience on the European patent system working for a specialist electronics and software patent attorney practice in London.

Matt initially started at the Wellington office of AJ Park in 1990, before working for a period in Europe. He returned to work for AJ Park in the Auckland office in 2005.

Industry accolades

  • named a global leader for patents in the 2020 edition of Who's Who Legal.
  • named a national and global leader for patents in the 2021 edition of Who's Who Legal
  • selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2023 Best Lawyers in New Zealand™ in the field of IP law


  • BE (Hons) Electronic and Electronic Engineering, University of Canterbury
  • LLB, University of Auckland (2011)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand & Australia)
  • Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

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