Auckland intellectual property expert Paul Adams has snagged a major international award in Shanghai, which he says shows New Zealand can be a world leader in commercialising IP.
Adams, the chief executive of Takapuna-based EverEdge IP, won the Outstanding IP Leader Contribution category at the recent China Intellectual Property Focus Awards.
EverEdge IP is an idea and technology commercialisation firm that provides specialist resources and advice for maximising returns on investment in new product development and intellectual property.
The awards, which attracted entries from all over the world, are designed to identify intellectual property leaders who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and who continually set standards of excellence.
"Judges were impressed with Paul’s advanced understanding of intellectual property and commercialisation issues and the cutting edge advice he provides to clients. This enables them to utilise intellectual property assets in new and highly profitable ways," says Zhang Qingkui of the China State Intellectual Property Office.