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Jared Millar

Senior Associate

Jared is a member for the Hamilton 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. .

Qualifications and memberships

  • Master of Science (Honours) in Biological Sciences from The University of Waikato
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology) from The University of Waikato
  • Registered Patent Attorney - New Zealand & Australia
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA), a member of the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG), and the Limnological Society of New Zealand.  

Industry specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Biotechnology
  • Creative/Design/Media
  • Health technology
  • Mechanical


  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Education
  • Portfolio management
  • Competitive intelligence 


Jared’s first role at James & Wells was in our searching team. He progressed to be a registered Patent Attorney and is now an experienced Senior Associate.

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.

But don't take our word for it

"Jared has an extremely helpful ability to provide informative but easy to understand advice on patents and intellectual property. This makes the commercialisation process far less daunting for me and the inventors I work with. Thanks Jared!"

Jemma Harrison, Commercialisation Officer