Richard Clement

Senior Associate

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Richard is one of James & Wells’ mechanical engineering experts. Based in the Auckland Patents Team, his expertise includes the medical device, agri-tech, mechanical, and mechatronic industries.

Richard prepares, files and prosecutes patent and design applications in New Zealand and internationally. He provides advice to smart innovators in relation to infringement, freedom to operate and patentability, intellectual property due diligence and patent opposition proceedings.

When he is not in the office, Richard spends his spare time tinkering with hobby electronics. He’s also keen on getting outdoors and riding either his motorbike or mountain bike or going for a swim. He also enjoys playing the guitar and drums.

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Before joining James & Wells in 2016, Richard worked at another large New Zealand intellectual property firm. He has also worked at the University of Auckland in the Energy and Fuels Research Laboratory, which has provided a comprehensive understanding of the R&D process.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Master of Engineering - The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Laws - The University of Auckland
  • Registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA) and member of the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS)

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