Robert Jackson

Senior Associate / US Patent Attorney Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Robert Jackson is a Senior Associate in the Chemical/Life Sciences team
at Spruson & Ferguson Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Spruson and Ferguson, Hong Kong, Robert had a diverse
career. He worked as a synthetic organic chemist at a high profile
biotechnology startup before transitioning to the field of intellectual
property where he worked in an in-house position for a biotechnology
startup and at both US and Singapore-based patent law firms.

More recently, Robert worked at the National University of Singapore
Industry Liaison Office where he managed the evaluation, drafting, and
prosecution of a diverse patent portfolio, including small molecule and
biologic-based therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, assays, stem
cell, and immunology based technologies.

Robert has experience in the preparation, drafting, and prosecution of
patent applications in the chemical arts with an emphasis in organic
chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and other chemical inventions.

Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose
State University with a specialization in chemistry and undertook his
postgraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
where he was awarded a Master of Science for research focused on the
development of nickel-mediated asymmetric catalytic methodology.

Robert later went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Suffolk University Law
School and was admitted to the California Bar in 2009.


  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) – San Jose State University USA

  • Master of Science (Organic Chemistry) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA

  • Juris Doctorate (Law) – Suffolk University Law School USA

  • Registered US Patent Attorney

  • Attorney at Law (Inactive) – USA