Joseph Garven


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Joseph drafts patent specifications and manages patent applications with a particular focus on mechanical engineering, electronics and software-related technology. He provides advice on intellectual property issues such as patentability, freedom to operate (FTO) and infringement.

Outside of the office, Joseph is quite the adrenaline junkie, enjoying mountain biking, snowboarding or just about anything with speed. When he’s keen for a rest he enjoys tinkering in the garage on his car or around the house.


His experience as a Design Engineer saw Joseph designing mechanical devices and parts for pneumatic and electronic systems. Having experience with 3D modelling and producing manufacturing drawings for clients, Joseph is adept when it comes to understanding new products and inventions, as well as thinking outside the square to overcome obstacles.

He has practical experience working with steel and aluminium fabrication and machine operation and repair, which gives him first-hand understanding of engineering challenges and potential solutions.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical - University of Canterbury
  • Registered Patent Attorney - New Zealand and Australia

Practice Areas

Industry Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Health technology
  • ICT - software
  • Mechanical