Helen is a patent attorney and lawyer at AJ Park. She has a dual role at AJ Park as a member of both the life sciences patents team and the litigation and dispute resolution team. Helen works with clients from around the world to protect their inventions in New Zealand and Australia and has particular expertise in pharmaceutical and plant biotechnology inventions.
Helen leads AJ Park’s plant sciences team and supervises the firm’s plant variety protection practice of over 500 cases, covering more than 40 plant genera, filed in over 25 countries. She advises Australian and New Zealand organisations on the complex process of filing applications internationally. Helen helps her clients to develop appropriate filing strategies and to avoid the many pitfalls that exist for the unwary. She also files and prosecutes PBR/PVR applications in Australia and New Zealand on behalf of local and overseas organisations.