Looking for a firm that is flexible, friendly and rewards performance?

Ellis Terry is focused on some of the most exciting technology companies in New Zealand. We are always interested to hear from senior qualified patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys with law, electronics, physics, mechanical or IT expertise, who are looking to make a move.

We focus on high quality work and take a no-nonsense approach. We are the current Managing Intellectual Property Firm of the Year for Prosecution for New Zealand and we were finalists for the New Zealand Law Awards Employer of Choice. We offer remuneration packages that reward performance, and there is a real opportunity for progression for appropriate candidates. We have offices in Auckland and Wellington.

Please contact if you want to know more.

Engineer or Scientist

We are looking for a Masters or PhD graduate in electronics engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or IT  (high level honours will also be considered).  A law degree would also be an advantage but is not required.  You will need to complete examinations run by Victoria University to qualify as a patent attorney.

The role includes:

  • conducting technical research to evaluate the novelty of technology and assess the risk of patent infringement;
  • learning to draft patents and handle the patent examination process;
  • meeting with clients and assisting with training and seminars;
  • legal research and assisting with evidence in patent litigation;
  • local IT maintenance and some general IT support.

We work in a fun, collegial  environment and offer a high degree of job flexibility.  The position is Wellington based.  You will need to learn quickly and enjoy working autonomously and directly with clients.  We offer remuneration packages that reward performance.  New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence is a mandatory requirement.

If you would like to pursue this opportunity, please email your CV including a summary of academic results, to