Patent drafting and prosecution
Penny’s areas of expertise include chemical products, and construction materials and methods. She works with Principals to draft, file and prosecute patent applications in the mechanical and ICT fields for international and local clients. Her work also includes conducting prior art searches, validity opinions and patent infringement searches and opinions.
Penny studied Chemistry at the University of Otago, gaining her PhD 2007. Before joining Henry Hughes in 2011, she worked as a Senior Patent Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. She completed a Bachelor of Architectural Studies in 2013.