Dr Jared Scarlett

Dr Jared Scarlett

Senior Associate | Wellington

Jared specialises in helping clients in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries obtain patent protection for their inventions.

Dr Jared Scarlett works primarily in the areas of patents, but also advises on copyright and design protection. He specialises in drafting and prosecution of patent specifications, providing patent validity and infringement advice, conducting intellectual property audits and due diligence, and advising on IP strategy development and implementation.

Jared’s primary technical areas of expertise are biochemistry and biotechnology, including gene discovery, diagnosis and vaccines, as well as in the pharmaceutical and drug discovery areas. His PhD research focused on the induction of the apoptotic cell death pathway, a cellular process that has been implicated in many neurological disorders.

Jared is based in our Wellington office though he regularly travels south to Christchurch and the surrounding areas to work with clients.

Jared has a real passion for the biotech sector and regularly gives lectures at the University of Victoria in Wellington for a number of courses, including a series entitled ‘Things a biotechnologist needs to know about IP’ for the University’s biotechnology course.

F: +64 4 473 6712
Email: jared.scarlett@baldwins.com


  • Patent filing and examination
  • Patent searching
  • Freedom to operate
  • Patent oppositions and revocations
  • IP audits
  • IP strategy
  • Registered designs
  • Copyright
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals


  • NZBIO - New Zealand Biotechnology
  • NZSBMS – New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • NZIPA – New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys - Fellow


  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)
  • 2000 PhD (Biochemistry), University of Otago
  • 1996 Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Biochemistry), University of Otago

Awards & Recognition

Recognised Leader in Patent Validity & Infringement - Acquisition International 2015 Legal Awards - Australasia

Best Lawyers, 2017
Best Lawyers, 2016
Best Lawyers, 2015
Best Lawyers, 2014

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