Intellectual property (IP) specialists James & Wells have announced the promotion of both David Macaskill and Andrew Clarke to partner. David is a patents and IP strategy specialist working from the firm’s Hamilton and Tauranga offices, and Andrew is a life sciences patent specialist based in the firm’s Brisbane office.
David is an IP lawyer and patent attorney who specialises in strategy development, implementation and portfolio management. He has experience in a wide variety of technology areas and has worked with some of New Zealand’s leading businesses helping them to develop IP strategies to maximise commercial value.
Andrew is a former director and co-founder of boutique Australian IP firm Innofy which was acquired by James & Wells in 2019. He now heads James & Wells’ biotechnology team in Australia. Andrew has managed IP portfolios for universities, large research organisations, ASX-listed companies, and start-ups. He specialises in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a diverse array of biotech fields.