Dr Sebastian Moeller

Dr Sebastian Moeller

Associate | Auckland
Baldwins Intellectual Property

Sebastian assists clients with the drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide.

Sebastian specialises in the area of patents. This includes drafting patent specifications and progressing applications through to grant, in addition to advising on patentability and freedom to operate. His main practice areas are in the fields of mechanical engineering and power electronics.

A German national, Sebastian has been both practitioner and researcher in steel structures and structural analysis before he took up working as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office (EPO). His roles at the EPO included Entrusted Examiner and Chairman in examining and opposition procedures. Consequently, Sebastian has a profound understanding of the operational work of one of the world’s leading patent offices.

Being an International Welding Engineer and having worked in the technical field of joining of metals at the EPO, Sebastian has wealth of experience in the domains of metallurgy, welding, additive manufacturing, and soldering, and the technical equipment used for those purposes, including electrical power sources, laser optics, and manipulators.

Sebastian passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) before moving to New Zealand in mid-2017.

After office hours you will find Sebastian marvelling at the beautiful beaches of his new adopted home as well as at the unending energy of his four children.
F: +64 9 373 2123
Email: sebastian.moeller@baldwins.com


  • Patents
  • Patent searching
  • Patent filing and examination
  • Freedom-to-operate
  • Mechanical engineering


  • NZGCC - German - New Zealand Chamber of Commerce - Member


  • European Qualifying Examination (EQE)
  • ​2014 Doctor of Civil Engineering,  RWTH Aachen University
  • 2006 Dipl.-Ing., Aachen University
  • 2005 International Welding Engineer

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