Staff Profile

Sue Muggleston
Intellectual Property Manager; Business Manager

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Sue Muggleston


BSc, Cell Biology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Diploma, Management, Unitec, New Zealand


Strategic intellectual property management across all science portfolios, including management of all non-PVR IP spend. Relationship manager and primary contact point with patent attorneys. Commercial support (business development, contracts, investment proposals) for the Genomics and Breeding Technologies Groups.


2006-2008 Business Leader (incorporating IP Manager role), HortResearch
2000-2008 Intellectual Property Manager, HortResearch
2000 (6 months) Science Adviser (seconded), Ministry of Research, Science & Technology, NZ
1999 (6 months) Acting Portfolio Manager, Citrus & Exotic Crops, HortResearch
1992-2000 Science Liaison Officer, Plant Improvement, HortResearch
1990-1992 Assistant to Horticulture Manager, DSIR Plant Protection
1984-1990 Science Technician, DSIR Entomology Division

Honours & Awards

Travel Study Award – US State Department

Professional Memberships

Member, Licensing Executives Society Australia & New Zealand (LESANZ)
Member, International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA)