Tim Jackson

“No stranger to high-stakes disputes before New Zealand’s Privy Counsel and Supreme Court, Tim Jackson is a brilliant tactician and a staunch defender of clients’ rights.” – IAM Patent 1000 2016

Tim Jackson

Partner | Auckland
Baldwins Law Limited

Tim specialises in complex post- and pre-grant pharmaceutical and agri-chemical patent litigation.

Tim is a lawyer and a registered patent attorney in New Zealand and Australia. He specialises in complex pharmaceutical and agri-chemical patent litigation and in pre-grant oppositions before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) and also IP Australia. Tim leads Baldwins’ chemical and biochemical patent teams and splits his time between Baldwins’ Auckland and Wellington offices.

Tim has represented clients before the Privy Council (then New Zealand’s highest Court) and also before the New Zealand Supreme Court. His litigation and client advisory experience has primarily been directed to pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicines, chemicals and chemical processes, but has also included litigation in the mechanical field (sawmills).

His litigation and client advisory experience has involved advising in relation to the Pharmac tendering process for subsidised pharmaceutical supply, as well as patent infringement, validity and enforcement issues. Tim also prosecutes pharmaceutical and chemical related patent applications before both IPONZ and IP Australia for local and international clients.

F: +64 9 373 2123
Email: tim.jackson@baldwins.com


  • Complex pharmaceutical and chemical patent litigation
  • Pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicines, chemicals and chemical processes
  • Licensing
  • Client counselling


  • APAA - Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • NZIPA - New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys - Past President
  • AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • NZLS - New Zealand Law Society
  • PATGOT - International Pat-Got Association


  • Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • 1996 Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University of Wellington
  • 1985 Master of Science (Hons), Massey University  

Awards & Recognition

Best Lawyers, 2017
Best Lawyers, 2016
Best Lawyers, 2015
Best Lawyers, 2014

IAM Patent 1000, 2017
IAM Patent 1000, 2016
IAM Patent 1000, 2015
IAM Patent 1000, 2014

Who’s Who Legal, Patents, 2016
Who’s Who Legal, Patents, 2015
Who’s Who Legal, Patents, 2014

ManagingIP Star, 2016
ManagingIP Star, 2015
ManagingIP Star, 2014

Best in Complex Pharmaceutical Litigation, Australasia, 2015

Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016

Publications & Citations

Notable Cases

  • Ancare New Zealand Ltd v Fort Dodge New Zealand & Anor (New Zealand) [2002] UKPC 8 (on appeal from Ancare v Cyanamid below)
  • Ancare New Zealand Ltd v Cyanamid of NZ Ltd [2000] 3 NZLR 299 (Court of Appeal)
  • Peterson Portable Sawing Systems Limited v Lucas [2006] 3 NZLR 721 (NZ Supreme Court)
  • Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited v Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-op Limited & Anor HC Auckland CIV 2009-404-2171

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