Andrew Jones has over 20 years’ experience in the patent profession who worked for the first half of his career with one of Australia's top tier specialist IP firms up until 2013 when he founded his company Foundry Intellectual Property.
Andrew assists clients with all aspects of the patenting process, including the drafting of patent specifications, patent prosecution in Australia and overseas, as well as providing validity, infringement and freedom to operate advice. He also regularly advises clients on appropriate patent strategies, given their individual circumstances. He has worked with a diverse range of clients, both from Australia and overseas, ranging from individuals, to SMEs, start-ups, Universities, Government organisations and corporates.
Given his research experience in medicinal inorganic chemistry, much of the focus of his patent practice to date has been in chemistry-related technologies. He has drafted patent specifications and prosecuted patent applications for clients with inventions in a diverse range of chemical technologies, including inorganic and organic synthesis, polymers, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, alloys, process chemistry, food science and waste treatment. He has specific experience in technologies relating to flocculating polymers, electrochemical sensors, coating compositions, dye-sensitised solar cells, superconducting materials and medical devices, to name but a few. He also has extensive experience with mechanical inventions, and for many years helped teach the course “Drafting of Patent Specifications” at the University of Technology, Sydney.