Chris Way

"His pragmatic, personalised approach to problems has earned him the loyalty of many key clients, including the country’s largest medical device manufacturer." - IAM Patent 1000, 2017

Chris Way

Partner | Auckland English | 中文

Chris specialises in mechanical, electrical & electronics patents and registered designs.

Chris qualified as a UK and European patent attorney in London before moving to New Zealand in 2006 and requalifying there and in Australia. He has a broad range of technical expertise with considerable practice in telecoms, packaging and medical device related fields.

In addition to drafting specifications and progressing applications through to grant, he is experienced in commercialisation and dispute resolution, assisting in licensing strategising and negotiations as well as more contentious matters. He provides infringement and validity advice and has a strong opposition practice, both locally and overseas, where he is able to draw on his European experience.

Chris also handles design applications and advises on copyright, particularly in New Zealand where copyright extends to cover industrial designs.

An experienced mountaineer and an amateur golfer, when not at the office Chris can usually be found walking the fairway or scaling the alps.

Chris专长于机械、电气、和电子领域的专利与外观设计。

在2006年迁居新西兰之前,Chris就已是英国和欧洲的注册专利律师,之后又在新西兰和澳大利亚获得专利律师注册。他拥有广泛的专业技术知识,在电信、包装和医疗器械等相关领域有丰富的行业经验。

除了起草专利说明书和申请专利之外,Chris在商业化和争端解决、协助制定许可策略和谈判、以及其他法律诉讼事项方面也同样经验丰富。 鉴于其在欧洲的执业背景,他针对无论是本地还是海外客户提供的法律意见,包括侵权、有效性和异议等方面,都有着很强的实践性。

Chris还处理外观设计申请事宜以及提供版权相关的法律咨询,尤其擅长于新西兰特有的“延伸著作权以涵盖工业设计”的相关法律问题。

作为一个业余的高尔夫球手和经验丰富的登山爱好者,Chris在他的业余时间里时常活跃于球场上或徒步于阿尔卑斯山的山道间。

F: +64 9 373 2123
Email: chris.way@baldwins.com
 

Expertise

  • Patents
  • Patent searching
  • Patent filing and examination
  • Patent oppositions and revocations
  • Licensing
  • Registered designs
  • IP portfolio management
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Information and communication technology

Affiliations

  • CIPA - Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, United Kingdom - Fellow
  • OHIM - Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market - Authorised Representative
  • NZIPA - New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys - Fellow and Council Member
  • AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property - Member
  • FICPI - Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle - Member

Qualifications

  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trade Mark and Designs Attorney
  • Registered and Chartered Patent Attorney (United Kingdom)
  • 1998 MSc (Management of Intellectual Property) - Queen Mary College, University of London
  • 1997 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Manufacturing Systems), University of Bath, United Kingdom

Awards & Recognition

IAM Patent 1000, 2017

Recognised Leader in Mechanical Patents - Australasia, 2016


Publications & Citations

Is 'Lockwood v Doric' really dead or does it just look that way? A review of the new requirements for textual disclosure under the New Zealand Patents Act 2013 [online]. Intellectual Property Forum: journal of the Intellectual and Industrial Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, No. 101, Jun 2015: 38-42 ISSN: 0815-2098.

All change in New Zealand [online]. Intellectual Property Magazine, Jul/Aug 2014: 73-74 ISSN: 2044-7175


Articles by Chris Way