James & Wells recommended by IAM Patent 1000

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James & Wells has been recognised as a leading intellectual property law firm in Australia and New Zealand by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. Five James & Wells professionals were also ranked for their individual expertise.

The IAM Patent 1000 is an industry-leading guide that identifies the top patent practitioners around the globe. Qualitative research is undertaken to determine the rankings, factoring in depth of knowledge, market presence and the level of work, as well as positive peer and client feedback.

The guide says, “Having substantially expanded its practice through organic growth and the buyout of Brisbane-based Innofy IP, James & Wells emerges as a leading independent IP firm in Australasia, which combines top-notch legal advice and technical excellence”.

James & Wells debuts as a recommended firm in the Australian Prosecution rankings, with Brisbane-based Biotechnology Head, Andrew Clarke, congratulated for having built up a successful client base of universities, research institutes, start-ups and Australian Securities Exchange-listed companies. In New Zealand the firm has been recognised for Patent Litigation and Prosecution.

Partners Ian Finch and Gus Hazel were ranked as leading Litigation specialists, with the guide noting that they “work seamlessly with technical experts on complex, contentious mandates to achieve success and think strategically in defending patent portfolios”.

Partner Jonathan Lucas’ physics background “strikes a chord with clients in a wide range of technological fields” prompting recognition for his Prosecution expertise.

Senior Associate David Macaskill has debuted in the Transaction category with recognition for his involvement in intellectual property due diligence exercises for high-stakes acquisition and investment projects.

Congratulations to the James & Wells professionals that have been featured in the guide for their exceptional work.