Associate | Auckland
Harriet assists clients in reaching their commercial goals through protection of their valuable patent assets.Harriet specialises in patents. She handles prosecution of patent applications and resolution of disputes before the New Zealand and Australian patent offices, in addition to advising on patentability and freedom to operate. She also works with Baldwins’ commercial and dispute resolution teams to advise clients on contractual issues. Harriet’s main practice areas are in the fields of biotechnology, agricultural technologies, and animal and human health.
Harriet qualified as registered patent attorney in New Zealand and Australia in 2016. During her training she was awarded the NZIPA Prize for the top mark in the country for Paper E - Interpretation and Criticism of Patent Specifications.
Before joining the firm in her current role, Harriet completed her masters degree as an intern in Baldwins’ specialist biotechnology patents team. Harriet’s research focussed on intellectual property strategy in early stage biotech companies. Harriet is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Auckland.
Harriet enjoys working with New Zealand and international clients at the cutting edge of their technological field, and assisting them with meeting commercial objectives. She has a particular interest in how intellectual property and business strategy align.
- Patentability advice
- Patent prosecution
- Freedom to operate
- IP strategy
- Patent disputes
- Registered design protection
- Registered Patent Attorney (Australia & New Zealand)
- 2012 Masters of Bioscience Enterprise (Hons), University of Auckland
- 2011 Postgraduate Diploma of Bioscience Enterprise (Distinction), University of Auckland
- 2010 Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science, Neuroscience), University of Auckland
Publications & Citations
- “Intellectual Property Strategy in New Zealand’s Bioenergy Sector: An Exploratory Study”, Harriet M. Sandstad, Thesis submitted for the Degree of Masters of Bioscience Enterprise at the University of Auckland (2012)
Articles by Harriet Tregonning
- 06 11 2015Attacking accepted patent applications in NZ: A plurality of approaches to unity
- 18 09 2015New Zealand Punching Above its Weight in Global Innovation Index 2015
- 13 08 2014New Patent Law for New Zealand – Saving on Renewal Fees
- 25 06 2014Isolated Nucleic Acids are Patent Eligible in Australia
- 16 06 2014Expediting Patent Examination in Australia
- 05 02 2014Extending your European Patent Term. When is a product a protected product?
- 29 01 2014Security Interests Registered at IP Australia Must Migrate to PPSR by 31 January 2014
- 24 01 2014EPO Removes 2-Year Deadline for Filing Divisional Applications
- 13 12 2013Who’s that walking over my bridge?: United States Congress gets gruff with patent trolls
- 13 11 2013New rules for intellectual property transactions in China
- 18 01 2013Isolated DNA patent-eligible, comparison methods maybe not: Myriad unchanged by Mayo (so far)
- 18 01 2013India’s IP Appellate Board endorses compulsory license of patented cancer drug
- 18 01 2013The Patent Box – Tax reductions for patent-protected products in the UK
- 18 01 2013Callaghan Innovation: A new Advanced Technology Institute for New Zealand