Dr Tim Stirrup is a Registered Patent Attorney in New Zealand and Australia and joined the Auckland office of Baldwins in November 2008. Tim was appointed as an Associate in 2013. He works primarily in the field of chemistry and biotechnology patents. He has previous experience as a Research Scientist working in the UK and New Zealand. Tim also headed up a commercial initiative at the University of Southampton to provide Environmental and Ecological consultancy services from the University to regional clients.
Tim’s technical expertise lies in the field of biotechnology, particularly molecular biology, plant science and bioinformatics. His postgraduate research investigated the molecular triggers of plant defence mechanisms and included analysis of the resultant phytochemical signals. As a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland), his research focused on understanding the genetic and epigenetic influence of maternal diet on the offspring.
Working primarily in the field of patents, Tim has experience in drafting patent specifications, prosecuting applications and advising local and international clients on patentability issues. Tim has a particular interest in intellectual property (IP) protection in China and South America.
NZIPA (New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys) - Fellow
2007 PhD (Molecular Biology) - University of Southampton
2003 Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Natural Sciences) - University of Bath