Finance Monthly Law Awards Shortlist CreateIP

CreateIP has made the shortlist of yet another distinguished international legal awards programme, the2013 Law Awards run by Finance Monthly magazine. The company is being recognised in the category of Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year for New Zealand.

“The shortlist is made up from a wide spectrum of practice areas across many jurisdictions. As anticipated Mergers & Acquisitions and PPP have featured prominently this year as the global recovery continues. It has been a very tough job whittling down so many nominations and votes but our preliminary research has produced an accurate picture of the most gifted and innovative legal […]

April 26th, 2013|

CreateIP Confirmed As “Most Innovative”

In 2012 CreateIP was named “New Zealand Patents Law Firm of the Year” in Acquisition International (AI) Magazine’s M&A Awards.  Now we add to the honours with a new title in their annual Legal Awards: “Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year (New Zealand)”.

Jane Peter, Chief Coordinator of the AI Legal Awards, which received a record number of votes, said: “Our legal awards winners are leaders in their respective fields – and crucially, are nominated by their clients, their professional relationships and their peers.”

The awards, sponsored by Merrill Datasite, recognise legal teams that shine in the toughest of climates.  In their […]

January 26th, 2013|

CreateIP Congratulates Shayne

It’s crazy to think that Christmas is around the corner and 2012 is nearly finished. CreateIP has enjoyed some incredible achievements lately, including three award wins, Shayne completing his patent attorney exams and expanding the team once again – please join me in welcoming new staff member Amanda Parr!

While we want to wish everyone all the best of the holiday season we have again chosen to make a donation to a deserving charity in lieu of sending out Christmas cards through the post. This year the donation will go to the SPCA.

As always we provide opinions and news on happenings […]

December 17th, 2012|

AIPF Conference Themes -2012

Shayne recently attended the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) in Washington.  Key topics at the conference included the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the Patent Prosecution Highway and the paperless office.

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – This act signed into law by President Barack Obama in September 2011 represents the most significant change to the US patent system since 1952. It switches the US patent system from a ‘first to invent’ to a ‘first inventor to file’ system for applications filed on or after March 16, 2013 – and it will be the last country in the world to do […]

December 15th, 2012|

New Zealand Patent Law Firm of the Year 2013: CreateIP

We are thrilled that Global Law Experts, the world’s leading online resource for locating specialist legal advice services, has recognised CreateIP in their annual Practice Area Awards.  We are the New Zealand winner in the Patent Law category winner for 2013!  The awards are judged on client testimonials, key cases from the past 12 months, legal rankings, overall reputation, publication contributions, speaking engagements and the performance and standing of the team’s individual lawyers.  Thanks to everyone that contributed to our success.

Global Law Experts is a tool for anyone looking for quality legal advice in all corners of the world.  Over 87,000 […]

December 10th, 2012|

CreateIP Business Award Win

CreateIP has won in the Most outstanding triumph over adversity category of The David Awards, recognising a business which has succeeded in spite of challenges beyond the usual.  The David Awards celebrate the unsung heroes in businesses with less than 10 employees, whose tenacity, courage and ingenuity place them firmly at the forefront of entrepreneurship in New Zealand.

Most of the challenges CreateIP faced in 2011 were related to the Canterbury earthquakes – the typical challenges of dealing with high growth as well as dealing with once in a lifetime business disruption.  But we have managed to attract new staff, improved our resilience and our […]

October 26th, 2012|

CreateIP Named As New Zealand Patents Law Firm Of The Year

Acquisition International (AI) Magazine’s M&A Awards honour the flexibility, adaptability and agility required to shine despite on-going global economic uncertainty.  The winners are nominated by their peers as the elite of the mergers & acquisitions world.  Selected in the Legal category, CreateIP earned the distinction of New Zealand Patents Law Firm of the Year for 2012.

Kathryn Turner, Chief Coordinator of the AI M&A Awards, says: “talent, ingenuity and down-right hard work of all of our winners, in what is still a very competitive market, is living proof that good business can still be done.”

Acquisition International is a UK-based magazine focused […]

August 26th, 2012|

CreateIP Winter 2012 Newsletter: Celebrating 3 Years

In July we proudly celebrated CreateIP’s third anniversary. Three years is a significant milestone in the life of any small business, and we offer a huge “thank you” to our loyal clients who have helped get us here and whose continued support and referrals are making our future look bright!

The team at CreateIP has been hard at work studying for exams – likely the most difficult ones they will ever face. Shayne finished his last patent drafting exam with some tutoring from John McCormick of Griffith Hack, one of our partners in Melbourne. Amanda completed her trade mark exam and […]

July 28th, 2012|

CreateIP Customer Survey

Asking your clients to give feedback on their satisfaction and areas for improvement can be an anxious experience for any business, but customer loyalty is incredibly important to CreateIP, so in May 2012 we set out to benchmark satisfaction levels.  We commissioned a survey of 20 senior client contacts to objectively assess our performance and help set priorities for future business strategies and investment.  The results were nothing short of remarkable, and we are incredibly appreciative of everyone’s participation.  Not only were the detailed comments and observations a heartwarming confirmation that we’re on the right path to success, but they […]

July 26th, 2012|

Season’s Greetings

Christmas is nearly upon us and we want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season and prosperous new year.  For the team here it has been a challenging year dealing with life-changing earthquakes.  Personally, my wife and I have ended the year on a high with the birth of our second child Samuel.

Business continues to be very strong for CreateIP, and we are searching for new staff – if you know of a patent attorney looking to be part of a fast growing team, please get in touch.

We’re also regularly updating our Facebook page with opinions and IP news tidbits – please […]

December 26th, 2011|