Conor Burke-Govey

BSc (Hons) (Physics), PhD

Patent Attorney, Terry IP Patent Attorneys Limited

D: +64 4 894 8315

Specialist Areas

Patents, designs, copyright


Physics, electronics, software, mechanics


  • Prior art searching
  • Novelty and validity analysis
  • Prosecuting patent applications
  • Patent drafting


Conor completed his doctorate in Physics at the Victoria University of Wellington before joining Ellis Terry as a patent adviser. His research primarily focussed on the fabrication of field-effect transistors using semiconducting nanowires. Conor is a published author in several scientific journals and has significant experience in a wide variety of experimental research, including nanoelectronics fabrication, thin film deposition techniques, and Raman spectroscopy.

Conor’s background in experimental physics allows him to assist with particularly complex mechanical or electronics inventions. He brings a passion for technology into his work at Ellis Terry.