Jared Millar

Areas of Expertise

Patents, Design Registrations, International Filings, Plant Variety Rights
Qualifications & Memberships
  • Master of Science (Hons) (Biological Sciences)
  • Registered Patent Attorney - Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow - New Zealand Intellectual Property Attorneys Inc (NZIPA)
  • Member - Patent Information Users Group (PIUG)
  • Member - NZ Freshwater Science Society

About Jared

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 specialises in drafting, preparing, and prosecuting patent applications, and has expertise in freedom to operate and patentability investigations, validity assessments, patent oppositions and restorations, and design applications and registrations.

When he’s not working on patents, he’s determined to beat his mother-in-law at Mah-jong.


Jared’s first role at James & Wells was in our searching team. He progressed to be a registered Patent Attorney, Senior Associate and was promoted to partner in 2023.

Before joining James & Wells, Jared taught English in South Korea and worked in a Quality Assurance role within SITEL, for Genesis Energy.

He was awarded the NZIPA prize for the highest mark in Paper E (Interpretation and Criticism) during his professional examinations, and he has since been an examiner for the professional exams.