About Me

Clive Elliott QC – Barrister

I am a barrister, registered patent attorney and arbitrator.  Before going to the Bar in 2000 , I was a partner and headed the litigation team at Baldwin Shelston Waters/Baldwins and was with the firm for just on 17 years. I took silk in 2013.

I am a Council member of the NZ Bar Association and the Auckland Branch of the NZ Law Society

I am an immediate past council member of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (IBA) and past co chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the IBA.  I am president and a member of the management board of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

I am convenor of the Intellectual Property working group of the New Zealand Law Society and past convenor of the Technology and Law Committee of the Auckland District Law Society.  I have for some years been a member of the Electronic Commerce Sub Committee of the New Zealand Law Society and was a previous convenor of the Legislation Committee of the Institute of Patent Attorneys.

I am a co-author of the Lexis Nexis loose-leaf texts Copyright and Design, Electronic Business Law and the chapter on Computer Contracts in Lexis Nexis’ New Zealand Precedents.  I am also the author of the chapter Intellectual Property in the Legal Practice Manual.

I have in the past been a part time lecturer in the post-graduate Masters course at both the Department of Law and the Department of Commercial Law at Auckland University and have taught the course “Selected Aspects of IP”.

I am a frequent writer and commentator on IP and information technology issues and am a member of the Editorial Board of the Intellectual Property Forum

I was named in the International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers and the International Who’s Who of Internet & E-Commerce Lawyers for 2011.


Shortland Chambers
70 Shortland Street
Ph (0064) 9 3079808

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