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.
- 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
- Patent Proze: Indian Patent Wars - Chemistry in New Zealand - January 2015
- Patent Proze: One country at a time - Chemistry in New Zealand - July 2014
- Patent Proze: Time for a Change - Chemistry in New Zealand - January 2014
- Patent Proze: Change to Data Protection Laws - April 2013
- Patent Proze: First compulsory licence in India serves as wake up call to global pharmaceutical firms - Chemistry in New Zealand - July 2012
- Patent Proze: Obama passes new patent law - Chemistry in New Zealand - April 2012
- IP initiative takes aim at neglected diseases - Chemistry in New Zealand - January 2012
- Patent Proze: From the bench to the boardroom - Chemistry in New Zealand - July 2011
- Patent Proze: Green is the New Black - Chemistry in New Zealand - October 2010
- Patent Proze: Three Great Patented Inventions - April 2010
- “Oxidative fragmentation of bicyclic hydroxy silanes and stannanes: a strategy for the stereoselective synthesis of kainoids”; Jonathan Clayden, Katherine R. Hebditch, Benjamin Read and Madeleine Helliwell; Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 8550-8553
- “Chemistry of domoic acid, isodomoic acids and their Analogues”; Jonathan Clayden, Benjamin Read and Katherine R. Hebditch; Tetrahedron 2005, 61, 5713-5724
- “Synthesis of isotopically labelled thiol volatiles and cysteine conjugates for quantification of Sauvignon Blanc wine”; Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, Volume 50, Issue 4, 30 March 2007, Pages 237–243
Articles by Dr Katherine Hebditch
- 13 02 2017What is happening in Europe – the political ramifications of Brexit on the European Patent System
- 13 02 2017Australia’s draft intellectual property legislation proposes changes to the Australian IP system
- 14 12 2016IP Australia releases draft amendments to intellectual property legislation
- 20 09 2016Have your say: NZ Govt seeks feedback on possible changes to divisional patent application practice
- 08 08 2016Extensions of term for patents in New Zealand – how will they be affected by the TPPA?
- 12 07 2016New Zealand’s TTPA Amendment Bill – Patent Term Extension Consultation
- 30 07 2014Have your say on the Government’s science investment
- 13 12 2012Results of Government Review of Data Protection Laws