Originally trained as scientist, Jason has been a specialist in IP since 1998. His science background means he has a very real and deep understanding of the R&D and commercialisation path and enjoys the opportunity to roll up his sleeves and pitch in.
He also has an unquenchable passion for trade marks and knows that a brand has a much more important role than merely saying “Who made this?”. It is the foundation of trust in a business and the reason seemingly identical items can have vastly different success. People do not buy products, they buy brands – and without brands the world would be a dull, generic world.
Jason thrives on assisting businesses to maximise the value of their creation and finding a way to get your ideas making dollars.
In 2018, Legal 500 identified Jason as a Leading Individual in the NZ legal IP field. He has worked both in private practice and as in-house counsel for major corporations in the UK. He left London in 2005 for a position at Russell McVeagh and has been at Hudson Gavin Martin since day one!
BSc (Hons), PhD, CPE/GDL
England & Wales 1999 New Zealand 2010
Hudson Gavin Martin | 2007
Russell McVeagh | 2005 - 2007
Hammonds (UK) | 2001 - 2004
Shell (UK) | 2001
GlaxoSmithKline (UK) | 2000
Gouldens (UK) | 1997- 1999