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Clever new products and processes are the backbone of our business and this country’s economy.

Naturally we have diverse backgrounds in science and technology.

More importantly we know how to craft patent specifications to capture opportunities beyond the immediate invention.

And, because we act for numerous Kiwi exporters, we are familiar with international patent law and have established a significant network of associates around the globe.  This means we draft patent specifications to international standards and develop filing strategies tailored to your business needs.

Let’s face it, we’re geeks with the tools of international law and business.

Perfect partners to take your ideas further.

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of the void, but out of chaos.” – Mary Shelley

Key people

All highly qualified, all technology lovers, and all with international experience.

Jared Millar, Hamilton

Senior Associate

Andrew Scott, Christchurch

Senior Associate

Craig Rothwell, Auckland

Senior Associate

Richard Clement, Auckland

Senior Associate

Jason Tuck, Hamilton

Senior Associate

Patent clients

Some of our smart clients and their even smarter technologies.

What people say
""James & Wells have been providing Gallagher Group Limited with great service,  looking after its intellectual property protection needs for over 30 years" "Ceri Wells is highly knowledgeable and effective in the trade mark field and always finds solutions to our trade mark problems as required. We trust our entire trade mark portfolio with him and his team." "James & Wells support all our patent drafting and filing strategies and IP litigation work. They take the time to "
Richard Johnston, Intellectual Property Manager - Gallagher Group
"James & Wells are science oriented lawyers that communicate openly and honestly with clients and always provide helpful friendly service."
Rod Claycomb, CEO - Lely Sensortec
"Quite often we work with Kate from James & Wells to build a patent specification, with considerable input from her. She has an eye for the inventive step, which is so easy to miss when you are working closely on a project. "
Wayne Leech, fmr CEO - Bomac
"James & Wells has looked after our patent portfolio since we first started our business. They have worked with us to develop a filing strategy that protects our products in New Zealand and internationally, enabling us to successfully launch our products worldwide."
Deborah Chester, CEO/Founder - RimPro-Tec
"Being NZ’s fastest growing company in 2007, Energy Mad needed to partner with an IP firm which could keep up and I am glad say James & Wells did.  We have been impressed with the advice received and would recommend them to any company large or small."
Tom Mackenzie Co-founding Director - Energy Mad