At the heart of any invention is an inventor or a group of inventors. In the midst and excitement of a new invention, the last thing people tend to think about is ‘inventorship’.
Jon is a highly experienced Patent Attorney with an impressive track record spanning 16 years in New Zealand and Australia. With a rich background in intellectual property, Jon’s expertise is further strengthened by his previous roles as a patent examiner in both the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.
Equipped with a BA (Hons), MSc, and PhD, Jon is a specialist in biological patent matters including plant variety rights (PVR). Technologies encompassing: molecular cloning, molecular diagnostics (nucleic acid detection methods, aptamer sensors, small molecule, oligonucleotide and peptide conjugates), synthetic biology, isolated biologicals (nucleic acids, proteins, viruses, microbial strains including bacteria and fungi), host/microbe associations, biocontrol products and processes, pharmaceuticals, agriceuticals, nutriceuticals, small molecule and antibody-drug conjugates, vaccines and adjuvants, immunodiagnostics and immunotherapies.
Education & Qualifications
University of California, Santa CruzPhD, Marine Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts AmherstBA (Hons), MSc, Microbial Evolution
Registered Patent Attorney(Australia and New Zealand)