Dr Christine Egan
Special Counsel, AJ Park Law, Wellington
A patent expert at AJ Park since 1997, Christine is a member of the firm’s chembio patents team, working with clients in the chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, dairy and food industries. Her specialist areas include nutrition, animal vaccines and nutraceuticals.
Christine’s role sees her involved in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications for her clients. She also advises on validity and infringement issues as well patent filing strategy. Among her New Zealand clients are Crown Research Institutes, universities, biotech firms and food companies, while her overseas clients include major pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
A registered patent attorney, as well as a barrister and solicitor, Christine has a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and gained her law degree from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. She has held post-doctoral research positions at both the Institute of Cellular Pathology at the University of Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, and at the Biochemistry department of the University of Liverpool.
In her downtime, Christine loves getting out into nature, tramping and going camping with her husband and two boxer dogs in their retro caravan.