Dr Katherine Hebditch

Dr Katherine Hebditch

Associate | Auckland

Katherine advises clients on patent and registered design protection.

Katherine specialises in the area of patents and helping clients realise their commercial goals through the strategic use of their intellectual property. This includes drafting patent applications, guiding patent applications through the examination process and patent oppositions before the intellectual property office. She has worked with a range of companies in the chemical and biotechnology space with patent portfolios across various countries. She particularly specialises in the areas of human and animal health, agricultural technologies and green tech.

Katherine’s previous experience as Intellectual Property Manager at a New Zealand-based animal health company reinforces her commercial focus. She previously also worked as a medicinal chemist and completed post-doctoral research in the organic chemistry department at the University of Auckland.

Katherine enjoys talking with inventors about their latest research and helping them recognise what can usefully be protected with intellectual property rights.

F: +64 9 373 2123
Email: katherine.hebditch@baldwins.com


  • Chemistry and biotechnology
  • Patent applications and prosecution
  • Patent oppositions and revocations
  • Patent searching
  • Registered design applications and prosecution


  • NZIPA  -New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys – Fellow


  • Registered Patent Attorney (Australia & New Zealand)
  • 2004 PhD (Organic Chemistry), University of Manchester
  • 2000 Master of Chemistry (Hons) (Chemistry), University of Sheffield

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Articles by Dr Katherine Hebditch