Geoff works as a Senior Associate in our Auckland Patents Team. His expertise includes electrical and electronics engineering, particularly telecommunications and medical devices, mechanical engineering and software.
Geoff specialises in drafting patent specifications, prosecuting patent applications in multiple jurisdictions, handling patent oppositions, providing opinions and supporting patent litigation.
When not in the office, Geoff spends his spare time with his family and (when time allows) fishing, hiking and the company of friends.
Geoff has many years' experience as a patent attorney in both New Zealand and the UK, including as inhouse counsel for the UK operations of Nortel Networks, Ericsson and NZ startup PowerbyProxi, which was recently acquired by Apple Inc. Geoff also worked in private practice in London for a number of years, including as a partner in the high-tech group of one of the UK’s largest firms of patent attorneys.