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October 3, 2019

A recent BBC article looks at why women inventors account for just under 13% of patent applications globally.  This stems from low numbers of females working in tech industries and female scientists being less than half as likely to obtain a patent for their research....

August 8, 2018

Super proud of my client Hāpi who has been awarded café of the year at the Hawkes Bay Hospitality Awards.  Damn right!

Check them out on Hastings Street in Napier, at the Black Barn markets on Saturdays, at the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market in Hastings on Sundays or you can...

May 1, 2018

There is a brew-haha fermenting over the use of the term 'Heke' on beer.  Waiheke Brewing Company has released a beer called 'Heke', short for 'Waiheke Island'.  Ancestors of Hone Heke, a famous Maori activist, are opposed to use of their ancestor's name in association...

April 22, 2018

The New Zealand Law Society recently published my article about Kim Dotcom being awarded $90,000 against the Attorney-General by the Human Rights Commission. Kim Dotcom says he will now go after former Prime Minister John Key.  You can read the article here.

April 10, 2018

I was recently interviewed by Jock Anderson for the online magazine of the New Zealand Law Society Law Points. You can read the article below by clicking on the link.

Grounded high speed ski racer itching for water thrills
 

The naughtiest of four sisters, a party girl,...

March 15, 2018

I listened to a great podcast on BBC World Service about trade secrets in the food industry called "Food Confidential". The podcast is part of a series called "The Food Chain" that explores other issues that touch on intellectual property like genetic engineering. Exce...

March 12, 2018

I was the only New Zealand female to be named by Managing Intellectual Property in IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP in 2017.  Click here to see the list. This list recognises female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and...

February 27, 2018

Click here to have a listen to me being interviewed by Simon Fawkes of B2M in a podcast called "Making Sense of Intellectual Property".  I think I sound pretty good.

 

February 10, 2018

My latest article has been published in the LawTalk magazine - the magazine of the New Zealand Law Society. A honour to have such a publication publish my article. You can read the article below or click on it to be taken to the Law Society website: 

December 22, 2017

But wait, there's more!

It has been nearly six years since the District Court first executed warrants in January 2012 on request from the United States in a bid to extradite Kim Dotcom and his business partners to face copyright claims over the file sharing website mega...

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