Robert Jackson

Position:Senior Associate
Email:robert.jackson@spruson.com
Robert Jackson

IP Qualifications

Qualification
Registered United States Patent Agent
Member of California Bar (Inactive)

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year of Completion
Juris DoctorateSuffolk Law School2007
Master of ScienceMassachusetts Institute of Technology2001
Bachelor of ScienceSan Jose State University1999

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Senior Research AssociateInfinity Pharmaceuticals2002 - 2004

Fellowships/Memberships/Affiliations

Organisation Level
Asian Patent Attorneys AssociationMember
Association of University Technology ManagersMember
Member of California Bar (Inactive)Member

Selected Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Specifications

PCT Publication NumberTitle of Application
PCT/CN2019/070614Chlorinated benzodithiophene-based polymers for electronic and photonic applications
PCT/CN2018/1142681,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2h)-one and 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2h)-one derivatives as beta-lactam antibiotic adjuvants
PCT/CN2018/095073Method for transfer of graphene
PCT/CN2019/070780Thiophene-based fused aromatic systems
PCT/CN2019/089583Composition and application of arginine-depleting agents for cancer, obesity, metabolic disorders, and related complications and comorbidities
PCT/CN2019/107499Cellulosic superabsorbent polymer from post-consumer textile waste
PCT/CN2019/086825Method for n-terminal functionalization of polypeptides and products thereof
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Strategy
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Validity and Infringement Advice
  • Pre-filing Patent Advice
  • Patent Portfolio Management

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials
  • Process Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry

Research/industry background:

A. General technical areas:

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Metal Catalysis
  • Combinatorial Chemistry

B. Honours research:

  • Development of methods for asymmetric addition of chiral bromosulfonium salts to olefins.

C. PhD research:

  • Developed and optimized methods for the nickel catalyzed reductive coupling of unactivated alkynes and aldehydes.

D. Industry experience:

  • Designed and synthesized combinatorial libraries of sterochemically rich natural product-like molecules.
  • Worked as part of a multidisciplinary team designing and synthesizing analogs for antibacterial, Bcl-2 and TNF-α medicinal chemistry hit to lead programs.

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