Bringing your ideas to life

The world changed and we changed with it.

In 2012 we had the idea that intellectual property advice could be done differently and better. And so Catalyst Intellectual Property was born.


We are different to other intellectual property advisors. We don’t just file patents and designs. We don’t just charge in six-minute units. We don’t talk in acronyms that no-one wants to hear. Instead, we help our clients devise useful and commercially driven intellectual property strategies to help their businesses succeed. We like to meet with our clients all over New Zealand, and in other countries, hear about their businesses, and brainstorm and help develop strategies with them. We deliver straightforward and practical advice.


We are some of the most technically qualified and experienced intellectual property advisors in New Zealand. We cover all areas of technology and related areas of intellectual property law including patent and design portfolio management, commercial agreement drafting, due diligence, intellectual property strategy development, and litigation and dispute resolution.

Our mission is simple: to help our clients use their intellectual property to its best effect for success.

Catalyst Intellectual Property is made up of:

The patent attorney firm Catalyst Intellectual Property Patent Attorneys – a legal partnership

The incorporated law firm Catalyst Intellectual Property Law Limited


All partners of Catalyst Intellectual Property Patent Attorneys are registered patent attorneys. Some of the partners of Catalyst Intellectual Property Patent Attorneys are also lawyers and directors of Catalyst Intellectual Property Law Limited.



Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Garth is an experienced patent attorney in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals fields. He has assisted a number of New Zealand and Australian based research organisations, start-ups and biotechnology companies