Rachel assists clients in patent matters in New Zealand, Australia, and overseas.
Rachel specialises in patents, with specialist knowledge in the area of biotechnology. She has experience in a number of patent matters, including prior art searching, patent drafting, maintaining patent portfolios and patent prosecution in New Zealand and Australia.
Before joining Baldwins (now AJ Park), Rachel worked as a patent examiner on the biotechnology team at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ). Through her work at IPONZ, she gained a wealth of experience in the field of biotechnology, primarily including the examination of applications relating to genetics, microbiology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, food technology, and molecular biology.
Having grown up on a farm in the Waikato, Rachel loves spending her time outside the office getting back to her roots and exploring the outdoors.
- LLB, University of Otago (2014)
- BBiomedSc (Infection and Immunity), University of Otago (2014)
- Admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
- Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)