Patents

Create a competitive advantage and protect your R&D investment. A patent gives its owner the power to prevent others from making commercial use of an invention for up to 20 years.

Why patent?


Patents are valuable business assets that may be used strategically to protect or expand market share and competitive advantage, increase the value of a business, and provide additional revenue streams.

When can something be called an invention?


The range of what can be considered an invention is vast. It includes mechanical and electrical devices and circuits, chemical compositions and biotechnology, as well as methods or processes relating to these fields and others.

The importance of keeping an invention confidential


In most countries, to obtain a patent the invention must be new, so it’s important the invention remains confidential until a patent application has been filed.

Baldwins’ expertise


Baldwins’ patent services include:

  • Searches to determine the ability to use and patent an invention
  • Filing and examination of patent applications
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Patent audit and intellectual property reviews
  • Oppositions to and revocations of patents
  • Infringement and enforcement of patents
  • Licensing and transfer agreements

We operate patent teams in mechanical, electrical and electronic, chemical and biotechnology specialisations. They have a depth of experience in New Zealand and offshore patent work. A number of our attorneys are European qualified, and we work with attorneys in other regions on a daily basis. We have the skills and the network to assist in nearly all countries and technical areas.

Our clients range from large multinationals to small businesses, start-ups, research organisations, universities and individuals.

For more information, please contact one of our patent specialists today.

Case studies


Click the stories below to discover how our patent experts are assisting Baldwins' clients to achieve their commercial goals.  

Meet our experts

  • Tim Jackson
    Partner, Auckland

  • +64 9 359 7702
  • +64 21 677 122
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  • Wes Jones
    Partner, Auckland

  • +64 9 359 7747
  • +64 21 666 703
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  • Chris Way
    Partner, Auckland

  • +64 9 966 9761
  • +64 21 987 893
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