• IP litigation star promoted to Partner

    We are delighted to announce Jason Wach’s promotion to Partner. Jason has specialised in IP litigation for 13 years and has extensive experience acting for local and international businesses and assisting them with obtaining and enforcing IP rights.Read more

  • Innovation Patent Abusers Ramp-Up Activity

    The innovation patent is currently the second tier of Australia’s two-tier patent system but is being phased out from 26 August 2021.A recent update from IP Australia indicated that there are delays in the grant of innovation patents due to the volume of applications being filed. Read more.Read more

  • IAM interviews James & Wells Partner Ian Finch

    Internationally recognised platform, IAM, interviewed James & Wells Partner Ian Finch after he was recommend its Global Leaders publication. Read more

  • IP best practice – how to mitigate risk and reduce costs

    There are both rewards and risks associated with Intellectual property. What the rewards are is obvious, the risks less so. This article identifies areas where risks can arise and the steps organisations can take to mitigate these. Read more

  • New Partner and Associate for James & Wells

    We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Andrew Scott to Partner and James Rowland to Associate.Read more

  • Case Summary: Juno Pharmaceuticals v Celgene Corporation

    There is often a desire in patent cases for parties to simplify the case so that it can progress as quickly as possible. There are a range of options available to litigants but most commonly they will apply to strike out parts of the case pleaded against them. However, this recent case serves as a salutary warning that the task is not easy and, in doing so, they will likely face an uphill battle. Read more

  • James & Wells expands its AU operation into Melbourne

    Leading independent intellectual property firm James & Wells has taken its first important step into Melbourne with the appointment of Nick Mountford as a partner in its growing Australian team. Read more

  • A Bega reason to register your trade mark you may not find

    Trade mark rights are assigned from one owner to another all the time. However the assignment of an unregistered trade mark to another owner is likely to be invalid unless both the underlying goodwill in the business and the goodwill in the trade mark are assigned. Recent litigation between Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC and Bega Cheese Limited got at the heart of this issue.Read more

  • Protecting your intellectual property in 2021

    James & Wells Partner, Gus Hazel, and other leading voices in the industry speak to Australasian Lawyer Magazine about what they see as the key issues at the forefront of IP legislation. Read more

  • WTR 1000 ranks James & Wells ‘Gold’ for trade mark expertise

    Prestigious international publisher, World Trademark Review, has once again awarded local intellectual property firm James & Wells a gold ranking in its annual publication, WTR 1000. Four James & Wells’ individuals also received recommendations for their expertise. Read more

  • Exhaustion of Patent Rights: Will New Zealand Follow Suit?

    An exhaustion of rights doctrine is now part of Australian patent law. This article, the first in a two-part series considering Calidad Pty Ltd v Seiko Epson Corporation from a New Zealand perspective, looks at the current New Zealand position and likely legislative changes.Read more

  • James & Wells welcomes new Patents Partner to Brisbane office

    James & Wells is pleased to welcome new partner, Adam Luxton to its growing Australian team. Based in Brisbane, Adam has been employed to spearhead the firm’s expansion in Australia, adding his extensive engineering and ICT expertise to the firm’s strong patent capabilities.Read more

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