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Champion your innovation: enter the NZ Innovation Awards 2017

22 June 2017. Posted by Emily Agnew , John Mansell .

Kiwis are an innovative bunch. From the humble paperclip, to building rockets, to feeding hungry kids, to cola with a conscience. Kiwis have innovation in their bones and we want to encourage those who have created something innovative- whether it’s a product, service, process or business to enter the NZ Innovation Awards 2017. 

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Innovative diabetes prevention device wins James & Wells Innovation Award

22 June 2017. Posted by Emily Agnew , Jonathan Lucas .

James & Wells wishes to congratulate New Zealand Medical & Scientific (NZMS) for winning the James & Wells Medical Technology Association of NZ (MTANZ) Innovation Award for 2017.

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What the fidget?

15 June 2017. Posted by Jared Millar .

Who remembers Chatter-Rings, the novelty craze of the mid-1990s? Kids everywhere, walking down the street frantically spinning their Chatter-Rings, along with the accompanying noisy jingle. 

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Paying for your competitors’ R&D

15 June 2017. Posted by Andrew Scott .

New Zealand prides itself on being competitive in the sporting arena and it’s fair to say Kiwis punch above their weight in many sporting codes – and lead the world in a few.

But there’s one race where we are well back in the field and slipping further and further from the pacesetters, despite what we think are our best efforts – the innovation race.

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‘Champions of Innovation’ encourage innovative food & beverage businesses to enter NZ Food Awards.

24 May 2017. Posted by John Mansell , Emily Agnew .

As the ‘Champions of Innovation’ in the food and beverage sector, James & Wells is encouraging innovative food and beverage companies to enter the James & Wells Business Innovation Award at the 2017 New Zealand Food Awards.

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James & Wells appoints new senior staff

18 May 2017. Posted by David Macaskill , Ben Cain .

National intellectual property specialists James & Wells have made three significant senior appointments.

Ben Cain and David Macaskill have been appointed to Senior Associate, while Rebecca Pennell has been promoted to Human Resources Manager. 

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What do Netflix, Kiwi innovators and a small town in Texas have in common?

10 May 2017. Posted by Sébastien Aymeric .

The short answer is patent trolls. The long answer is that using cloud computing to do business may get you sued by patent trolls in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

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March 2017 newsletter

12 April 2017. Posted by Emily Agnew .

This month, we are proud to announce the appointment of John Mansell to the firm. John joins our Food & Beverage and Life Sciences Innovation teams as a Senior Associate. He is one of several new hires at the firm, which is going through significant growth.

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James & Wells announce two new partnerships to help champion the food and beverage sector.

12 April 2017. Posted by John Mansell .

Staying true to their reputation of championing innovation in the food and beverage sector, national intellectual property (IP) specialists James & Wells are proud to announce two new partnerships with the New Zealand Food Awards and the New Zealand Food Summit.

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Getting export-ready for China

28 March 2017. Posted by Johnathan Chen (陈禹豪) .

Not surprisingly, Kiwi businesses in growing numbers are eyeing up China as an export market.

The scale of the potential business and consumer trade is mouth-watering, and our Free Trade Agreement and the good work of our politicians have paved the way.

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