You’d probably recognise a few of Jason’s clients; they’re the type of businesses that feature on Fortune 250 lists. But whether a global king pin, or a solo Kiwi trying to break into the New Zealand market, Jason is passionate about crafting IP strategies to meet unique business objectives.Away from the office, Jason loves to relax with his family: dad and husband are his key job titles. He has visions of living out his NBA dreams vicariously through his eldest (who we should note has shown more interest in the sandpit than a strict training regime), but is more than happy to have years of sporting domination over both kids in front of him.
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 on freedom to operate, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications, in a variety of international markets - particularly in the US, Europe and Australia.
He has a particular interest in electromechanical technologies, but having worked hands on in forestry and dairy, he also understands the needs of a variety of sectors.
Jason is a Registered Patent Attorney in New Zealand and Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics (Honours).
Jason is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA), and was awarded the NZIPA prize for the highest mark in Paper D (Patent Drafting) in the course of his professional examinations.
"Jason has that great ability to listen, question and understand even quite complex technical issues, and then translate these into actions that invariably achieve our business objectives. TRT rate Jason and the team at James & Wells very highly"
Kevin Chubb, Managing Director
"Jason is always engaging and provides great advice and a clear rationale for his advice. He understands the tech space very well and can see IP opportunities. We have worked with Jason for a few years now and he has been instrumental in helping us secure our patents around communications, social and near field communications. I would highly recommend Jason to anyone"
Sean Davis, CEO