As the Head of the James & Wells Life Sciences team and with 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. He specialises in patent drafting and prosecution, intellectual property due diligence, intellectual property infringement advice, and intellectual property commercialisation.
Jason's background gives him an understanding of his client's technology and how it can be captured, protected and exploited to realise the true value of a client's business. Jason has co-invented two inventions relating to nutritionally balanced food and beverage products. These inventions have been granted four patents in New Zealand and Australia.
In his work on the Arrow Pharmaceuticals (NZ) Limited v Sanofi-Aventis case, Jason successfully obtained the first Declaration of Non-Infringement of a patent from the High Court of New Zealand.
Outside of the office Jason loves the outdoors. He enjoys jet skiing, fishing, golfing and hiking.