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  • Registered Patent Attorney – New Zealand & Australia
  • Lawyer – New Zealand
  • Biotechnology
  • BSc
  • LLB

Becky specialises in patent and legal matters in the field of biotechnology and life sciences.

She worked for 10 years in leading private practice patent attorney firms in both New Zealand and Australia, primarily providing strategic advice to local clients to assist in managing their patent portfolios, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, preparing freedom to operate reports, and undertaking due diligence analysis.

She then held the position of senior in-house patent counsel at the world food company Danone, based in their global research and development centre in Singapore.  At Danone, Becky was responsible for the management and strategic direction of a number of patent portfolios relating to lead technologies.  Management of these portfolios required global prosecution oversight including responsibility for all matters in major markets and attendance at oral proceedings before the European Patent Office.

Her role at Danone additionally involved providing counsel on high priority matters in the Asia-Pacific region including patent matters for M&A deals and the management of third party patent matters (freedom to operate, patent oppositions, contentious work, licensing and other commercial arrangements) in specific markets.  Becky also provided counsel for the negotiation of IP-relevant contracts with third party companies and academic institutions, and she was the key relationship manager for the Singapore Government’s Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR).

Becky has a passion for teaching patent and other intellectual property topics, and is a regular tutor for many international institutions.

Becky is thrilled to be part of the Catalyst Intellectual Property team and to be back home with her family.