Energy & Renewables

James & Wells has an experienced team of Energy & Renewables specialists. We have a long and established reputation in intellectual property and a team of award winning experts.

Energy & Renewables Expertise

James & Wells has an experienced team of Energy & Renewables specialists. They are engineers and scientists with hands on experience and comprehensive knowledge of Energy & Renewables technologies.

The Energy & Renewables team can help you with everything from filing complex patent applications to defending your rights before the courts and patent offices in Australia and New Zealand.

We have a long and established reputation for excellence in IP in the field of energy & renewables .  We have a track record of building long standing, decades long relationships with our clients, both domestic and foreign domiciled.  Our clients appreciate and value the continuity of service that those long standing relationships provide.

 

Meet our energy & renewables experts

Jonathan Lucas

Partner

Jonathan Lucas

Jonathan heads James & Wells’ Patents Team specialising in mechanical engineering, electronics, physics, telecommunications and software. He has a strong academic background in physics and many years’ patent attorney experience working across all these fields. He specialises in drafting patent…

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Jason Rogers

Partner

Jason Rogers

As Head of the James & Wells Life Sciences team, and with over twenty-five years’ industry experience, Jason’s expertise includes a diverse array of biotechnology fields. Jason’s focus is on high-end intellectual property strategies for patent, design and copyright rights….

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Adam Luxton

Partner

Adam Luxton

Adam is highly regarded in the fields of mining, energy, medical devices and consumer products. As an experienced patent attorney with an extensive background in mining and software engineering, Adam’s services are in demand by national and multinational companies seeking…

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Dr. Andrew Scott

Partner

Dr. Andrew Scott

Andrew heads James & Wells’ Chemistry team. With a broad background in physics, biochemistry, and chemistry, Andrew has also completed a PhD in synthetic medicinal chemistry and post-doctoral studies in materials science. Andrew is passionate about providing solid, commercially relevant…

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Nick Mountford

Partner

Nick Mountford

With over 25-years’ experience as a patent attorney in the engineering/ICT sector, Nick has helped numerous clients achieve commercially beneficial ownership and control of their IP, while mitigating against risks posed by competitors. His work centres on protecting clients’ innovations…

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Mike Flint

Partner

Mike Flint

Mike specialises in the electrical, electronics and software fields and has specialist knowledge of acquiring IP rights in the Asian market. He has a strong academic background having graduated with a first-class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from…

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Craig Rothwell

Senior Associate

Craig Rothwell

Craig has extensive IP experience working with a variety of clients, including start-ups, local SME’s and large multinational companies. Craig also works with overseas firms to secure patent and design protection for foreign applicants in New Zealand and Australia. In…

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Jared Millar

Senior Associate

Jared Millar

Jared is a member of the Patents Team. He works with a wide variety of clients in numerous industries including animal health and husbandry products, automated dairy technologies, building and construction technologies, fluid applicators, power generation, and vehicle suspensions. He…

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Richard Clement

Senior Associate

Richard Clement

Richard is one of James & Wells’ mechanical engineering experts. His expertise includes the medical device, agri-tech, mechanical, and mechatronic industries. Richard prepares, files and prosecutes patent and design applications in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. He provides advice to…

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Jason Tuck

Senior Associate

Jason Tuck

Ensuring businesses have sound commercial objectives in place, Jason provides advice on identifying, securing, and leveraging their IP – particularly in relation to patents and designs. Between local exporters and overseas companies entering New Zealand, Jason has experience in advising…

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Joseph Garven

Senior Associate

Joseph Garven

Joseph is a New Zealand and Australian patent attorney having a particular focus on mechanical engineering, electronics and software-related technology. He provides useful advice on issues such as patentability, freedom to operate (FTO) and infringement. Joseph regularly prepares new patent…

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Britta Fromow

Consultant

Britta Fromow

Britta is a lawyer and patent attorney with almost 20 years’ experience in patent drafting and prosecution, advising on freedom to operate, and registering designs. Her specialist area is mechanical engineering, electronics, medical devices and agri-technologies. Before becoming a patent…

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Samuel Parkinson

Associate

Samuel Parkinson

Samuel joined the Hamilton Patents Team in 2017. He is a registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney with expertise in electronic, software and mechanical inventions. Samuel’s software development background includess embedded software projects, as well as developing electronic test fixtures. Sam’s software…

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Ian Finch

Partner

Ian Finch

Ian is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most influential leaders in intellectual property. Along with Gus Hazel he leads the James & Wells Litigation team and acts for many local and multi-national companies, helping them to obtain and enforce…

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George Jackson

Solicitor

George Jackson

George is a Solicitor with the litigation team based out of Tauranga. George’s practice includes dispute and enforcement of a range of intellectual property rights, but with a particular focus on trade mark and Fair Trading Act 1986 matters. George…

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Your Champions of Innovation®

Since 1979, James & Wells has been at the forefront of innovation in Australasia. We are here to help you grow, leverage and protect your IP. Our depth of experience ranges from managing large IP portfolios for international corporations, right through to protecting the ideas of start-ups, and everything in between. No matter the size of your organisation, James & Wells are here to be your dedicated Champions of Innovation®.

We are a full-service IP firm – that means you will find everything you need to protect your IP just by working with us. We will help you with patents, trade marks, litigation and IP strategy – our people are externally recognised as some of the best in the business, and they work together to bring you custom-built IP solutions that are tailored exactly to your needs. When you work with James & Wells, you know you’re in a safe pair of hands, with a highly experience team supporting you.

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