Mr Anton GibsonPartner, AJ Park
Anton has worked in the IP field since 1997 and joined AJ Park in 1999.
Anton’s clients include start-up companies, food technology companies, life science companies, universities and research institutes. He heads AJ Park’s Auckland chemistry and life sciences patent practice, and has deep expertise across a range of technologies and patent law issues including protein therapeutics, small molecule therapeutics, medical foods, pharmaceuticals, molecular biology tools, bioremediation, food technology, dairy technology and biological pest control.
Anton combines his considerable technical expertise with a strong and articulate commercial instinct to deliver practical, relevant advice to his clients. Working with a diverse portfolio of clients, Anton is highly regarded for his ability to formulate real-world IP strategy and tactics that tie in with his clients’ business strategies.
Consistently ranked one of the world’s leading patent professionals by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), Anton is regarded as ‘exceptional’ at tailoring advice to suit the needs of clients, whether they are multinationals or emerging start-ups. Anton was an expert judge for the 2014 New Zealand Trade & Enterprise International Business Awards, and is regularly called upon to present on IP strategy and the role of IP in the R&D intensive biotech sector.