Lawyer and Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand & Australia)
D: +64 4 499 8553
M: +64 21 495 297
Patents, designs, copyright, confidential information and commercialisation
Communications, electronics, mechanical and software
- IP strategy development and implementation
- Commercialisation of IP
- IP management and education
- Due diligence
- Drafting and prosecuting patents and designs
- Contentious IP proceedings
Over the last 20 years John has worked for major New Zealand and UK patent attorney firms, and for over the last 10 of those years as a Wellington based partner in one of the larger national firms.
John’s specialist field is patents, and he heads the firm’s patents team. He has particular expertise in communications technology, electronics, mechanical and software.
John’s expertise is internationally recognised, having advised a wide range of major international corporations as to protection and enforcement of their IP in New Zealand including in contentious proceedings. John has, for a number of years now, drafted patents for various US based multinationals while based in Wellington.
As well as providing general patent attorney services, John has provided consultancy services to a wide range of New Zealand high net worth individuals and venture capitalists and foreign entities and investors to develop their IP strategies and implement them. This work has involved John advising on the conduct of IP audits and due diligence, and undertaking general peer review work.
John is commercially focused and has been successful in assisting companies to commercialise their technology. Clients value John’s pragmatic commercial approach.