James & Wells, New Zealand’s largest privately-owned intellectual property practice, and one of Australasia’s leading independent patent and trade mark firms, is expanding its presence in Australia with the acquisition of Brisbane based Innofy IP. Innofy is a perfect match for James & Wells. Both firms are aligned in their commitment to being a client focussed independent IP firm, privately owned by patent attorneys.
A Members Bill to amend the New Zealand Patents Act 2013 was introduced by Dr Parmjeet Parmar on 5 April 2018. If enacted, the proposed law will come into force on 1 October 2019.Read more
The New Zealand Patents Act specifically excludes software from being patentable subject matter. However, despite the software exclusion, an invention implemented in software may be patentable.Read more
Staying true to their reputation of championing innovation, national intellectual property (IP) specialists James & Wells are proud to announce a new partnership with the Sports Performance Innovation Forum. Read more
James & Wells Founding Partner has been interviewed by the NBR on the introduction of the new code of conduct for Patent Attorneys.Read more
There are plenty of different funding options available ranging from bank loans to online investment, venture capital and private equity. What are the advantages of each, and what do investors look for in a potential investment?Read more
Over the last three years, the New Zealand and Australian intellectual property (IP) profession has undergone a significant change. Legislative amendments to both the New Zealand and Australian Patents Acts have meant that IP firms can now incorporate as a means of raising capital and additionally providing an exit strategy for partners wanting to cash out.Read more
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