Dr Katherine Hebditch

Dr Katherine Hebditch

Associate | Auckland

Katherine advises clients on patent and registered design protection.

Katherine specialises in the area of patents. This includes drafting patent applications, guiding patent applications through the examination process and patent oppositions before the intellectual property office. She has specialist knowledge in the areas of chemistry and biotechnology, particularly human and veterinary pharmaceuticals.

Before joining Baldwins, Katherine worked as a medicinal chemist and completed post-doctoral research in the organic chemistry department at the University of Auckland. She then worked as the intellectual property manager at a New Zealand-based animal health company.

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

Publications & Citations


Articles by Dr Katherine Hebditch