Sally joined Pipers in 2004 after spending several years travelling and working in law firms overseas. Sally has qualifications in both science and law, LLB (Hons 1st Class) / BSc (Biological Sciences), and due to her broad ranging skills she advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law.
Based in Auckland New Zealand, Sally's main areas of expertise include advising on, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of pharmaceuticals and formulation chemistry, agriculture, veterinary science, food technology, environmental science and life sciences. Sally also has extensive experience in IP litigation, including advising on patent infringement and validity, managing opposition and revocation proceedings, and enforcement proceedings. Sally also advises on, files and prosecutes trade mark applications.
Outside of work Sally keeps busy with her young family, enjoys the outdoors, and is a keen traveller.
Sally is a registered Patent & Trade Mark Attorney in both New Zealand and Australia, and she is admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Sally is a member of IPSANZ and the New Zealand Law Society, and is a Fellow of the NZIPA. Sally is able to boast having received the NZIPA Council prize for overall outstanding performance in the New Zealand Patent Attorney examinations in 2006.