You've found your raft.

You’ve found your raft.

Navigating your intellectual property is complex, but the firm you work with doesn’t need to be.

At Blue Penguin IP we are proud of being a small firm with the right expertise. We don’t believe in too many frills, just a personal, straight-forward experience that ensures your IP needs are met.

We have extensive experience specialising in chemical and biological patents and IP strategy. Meet our team below and get in touch.

We don’t believe in too many frills, just a personal, straight-forward experience.
Dr Jo Shaw

17 years Patent Attorney experience in New Zealand and Australia.

Specialist in chemical patent matters including small molecule & antibody-drug conjugates/anti-cancer vaccines; chemical synthetic processes and methodologies; food technologies including preservation, storage and encapsulation products and processes, probiotics and dairy products and processes; nutraceuticals including marine and botanical extracts, products and extraction processes; semiochemicals.

BSc (Hon), PhD, LLB (Hons); Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Australia

Dr Jon Ashen


12 years Patent Attorney experience in New Zealand and Australia.

Former patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Office New Zealand.

Specialist in biological patent matters including plant variety rights (PVR). Technologies encompassing: molecular cloning, molecular diagnostics (nucleic acid detection methods, aptamer sensors, small molecule, oligonucleotide and peptide conjugates), synthetic biology, isolated biologicals (nucleic acids, proteins, viruses, microbial strains including bacteria and fungi), host/microbe associations, biocontrol products and processes, pharmaceuticals, agriceuticals, nutriceuticals, small molecule and antibody-drug conjugates, vaccines and adjuvants, immunodiagnostics and immunotherapies.

BA (Hons), MSc, PhD; Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)

Alecia Salvador

Operations Manager & Filing Specialist

Over 16 years experience in the administration and management of New Zealand’s largest IP firm – AJ Park.

Lead Administrator (3 years) and Manager (4 years) of AJ Park’s Patent and Design Filing Department – responsible for filing and completing formalities for Australian and New Zealand patent and design applications on behalf of international clients and associates.

Helped set up and manage a department responsible for coordinating national phase entry of PCT applications on behalf of New Zealand and Australian clients including organising translations, instructing associates and completing formalities.

Extensive experience in the IP industry including technical expertise encompassing filing, supporting the prosecution of, and maintaining PCT, provisional, complete and national phase patent applications in New Zealand, Australia and many overseas jurisdictions.