Shelley is a registered patent attorney specialising in the broad field of biotechnology. She has particular experience in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, and immunology.
Shelley joined Baldwins in 2002, she became a partner of the firm in 2010 and subsequently transitioned to the position of consultant in 2015. Prior to joining Baldwins, Shelley previously spent time working for patent attorney firms in Auckland and Sydney.
Shelley has experience advising clients on IP protection strategies, obtaining protection for new innovations, defending IP, and providing competitive intelligence and infringement advice. She also has experience in the strategic management of patent portfolios. Her clients include both New Zealand and off-shore entities that operate in a broad range of industries including clean technology, agriculture, food technology, horticulture, human healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
Shelley’s science study concentrated on biochemistry and molecular biology. Her MSc research focused on the molecular and genetic aspects of a human neurological disorder (Adrenoleukodystrophy), resulting in the development of a diagnostic test for the disorder.
Following university, Shelley conducted research at the University of Auckland Medical School. Her research focused on the molecular aspects of Multiple Sclerosis.
In 2009 Shelley completed a MMgt degree, with a particular focus on new ventures and the entrepreneurial process.
• Molecular genetics
• Human health care including pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals
• Food technology
IPSANZ (Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand)
IPTA (Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia)
NZIPA (New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys) - Fellow
Beta Gamma Sigma (International Honor Society)
2009 Master of Management - University of Auckland
1995 Master of Science (Hons I) (Molecular Genetics) - University of Auckland
1992 Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) - University of Auckland
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|Best Lawyers, 2015 Best Lawyers, 2014|
|ManagingIP Star, 2014
ManagingIP Star, 2012
|Asia law Leading Lawyers 2014|