"It gives me pleasure to introduce you to the many possibilities that a career at Baldwins offers. I invite you to get to know us, our services, our people and the opportunities for you to develop your career as an intellectual property professional."

"A career in intellectual property is highly rewarding, offering you a life-time of opportunity both in New Zealand and around the world. At Baldwins, professional development is encouraged and you will be provided with the scope to work with qualified professionals in a supportive and stimulating environment. We welcome enquiries from talented, motivated and enthusiastic graduates who are interested in joining our highly successful full service intellectual property team."

- Wes Jones 
Chairman of Partners

Our values

The firm has three core key values which underpin the organisation’s culture and guide our individual and collective behaviour:

  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism

Types of roles

Patent attorneys and intellectual property specialists
Managing intellectual property requires a depth of technical skill, legal expertise and business acumen.  Baldwins recruits individuals of the highest calibre with advanced academic qualifications and extensive practical experience in science, engineering, technology, business and the law.

Administration roles
A professional management structure supports each specialist team with secretarial, office administration, human resources, marketing, IT, finance and research services.  Baldwins offers opportunities to be involved in exciting and challenging work.

Rewards and recognition

In addition to competitive remuneration packages, which increase as qualifications and experience are gained, we also offer significant employee benefits.

Health and wellbeing

The firm is committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace and offers a range of wellness programmes.  We also encourage work life balance and provide a working environment that can help you achieve this goal.

Training and development

The firm actively supports and encourages professional development, education, training and formal qualifications to the highest standards.

Patent attorney exams
Baldwins’ intellectual property professionals, who work in the area of patents, will be required to register as a patent attorney in New Zealand.  This requires passing a series of exams set by the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys. Typically it takes three or four years to complete this qualification. Intellectual property professionals without a law degree are also encouraged to qualify as barristers and solicitors, and obtain a practising certificate.

Career progression
Your career at Baldwins could progress from trainee patent attorney, to associate, to senior associate, to team leader.

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Meet our HR Team

  • Lee Callaghan
    HR & Administration Manager, Auckland

  • +64 9 359 4759
  • +64 27 294 2015
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  • Emma Crowley
    HR Executive, Auckland

  • +64 9 359 7741
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