Jon is an experienced patent attorney specialising in the field of chemistry. He completed a Bachelor’s degree specialising in chemistry at the University of Essex in 1991, graduating with first class Honours, and was later awarded a PhD for his research in the area of organometallic chemistry at the University of Manchester, Institute of Technology (UMIST) in 1995.
Jon was a recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of Tokyo from 1996-1997, where he gained further expertise in the field of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
Jon later went on to work as a research scientist at a number of research facilities across Japan, utilizing micro- and nanofabrication techniques for modifying the surfaces of electrophotographic elements in the printing industry, and for fabricating micro- and /or nano-arrays, for applications such as protein and DNA chips.
Jon has also worked in-house as an Intellectual Property Manager for Xennia Technology Ltd from 2006-2008, where he was responsible for managing their IP portfolio and identifying key areas of inkjet printing related technology for exploitation.
Jon assists numerous local and international clients in various aspects of Australian and New Zealand patent practice including drafting, general prosecution, oppositions, patentability / validity opinions, freedom to operate advice and portfolio strategy/management. He has drafted, managed and successfully prosecuted sizeable patent portfolios for a number of large multinationals, small to midsize local companies, and has worked closely with several leading Australian universities.
Jon is a Fellow of The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) and is a member of each of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), AusBiotech and the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).