New Zealand: Commercialising Innovation to Save the World
Last Updated: 14 December 2011

LESI Annual Conference 2012, 1-4 April, Auckland

James & Wells partner Simon Rowell is chair of the organising committee for the Licensing Executives Society International annual conference. Four hundred of the world's top innovation and commercialisation1 experts will be in Auckland in April, for learning and networking. See the full program here

We are delighted to announce that Gunter Pauli will deliver the first keynote presentation on Monday 2nd April. The celebrated founder of the ZERI (Zero Emissions Research Institute) and the 'Blue Economy' online community will be making a rare visit to Australasia and we are thrilled that he has confirmed his involvement in the Conference.


1Refers to the process of introducing a new product or service to the marketplace (whether in New Zealand or overseas). For the purposes of a patent application commercial working can include taking orders for a product or service (even if in confidence). It is important to understand that commercial working of an invention before a patent application is filed may invalidate that patent application (see validity below).

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