Rachel McIvor

Rachel McIvor

Patent Executive | Auckland
Baldwins Law Limited

Rachel assists clients in patent matters in New Zealand, Australia, and overseas.

Rachel specialises in patents with specialist knowledge in the area of biotechnology, and has experience in a number of patent matters including prior art searching, guiding patent applications through the examination process, and maintaining existing patents.

Before joining Baldwins Rachel worked as a Patent Examiner on the Biotechnology team at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ). Through her work at IPONZ, she has gained a wealth of experience in the field of biotechnology, primarily including the examination of applications relating to genetics, microbiology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, food technology, and molecular biology.

Having grown up on a farm in the Waikato, Rachel loves spending her time outside the office, getting back to her roots and exploring the outdoors.
F: +64 9 373 2123
Email: Rachel.McIvor@baldwins.com


  • Patent filing and examination
  • Patent searching
  • Biotechnology related technologies
  • Patentability advice


  • NZIPA – New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys - Student member


  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • 2014 Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) majoring in Infection and Immunity, University of Otago
  • 2014 Bachelor of Laws, University of Otago

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