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Introducing Director of Patents at HopgoodGanim Lawyers

HopgoodGanim Lawyers would like to officially introduce the firm’s Director of Patents, Jonathan Lewis.

In April, HopgoodGanim announced the launch of its new patent practice across Australia. This move meant that the firm was one of only a handful of Australian full-service law firms to offer clients access to both IP lawyers and a patent attorney under one roof. The firm’s clients have been benefiting from this full-service capability now for six months.

Over the last ten years, Jonathan has worked extensively with all types of registerable IP rights as a patent attorney. His vast experience is in the area of patents, trade marks and designs.

Jonathan specialises in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical and mechanical engineering fields, including; minerals processing, extractive metallurgy, industrial processes, medical devices, mechanical devices, computer-implemented systems and methods, and packaging technology.

Jonathan has a degree in metallurgical engineering from RMIT and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. Prior to entering the field of intellectual property, Jonathan worked in many aspects of the mining and minerals industry, from production at Ernest Henry Mining and Australian Refined Alloys, research at the University of Cape Town, to consulting at JKTech.

Jonathan worked as a Patent Examiner at IP Australia in Canberra, after which he joined a leading Brisbane boutique IP firm, where he spent 10 years, and was promoted to Principal.

“I’ve really enjoyed my first six months at HopgoodGanim. I already had a great relationship with the IP team and so making the move to work with them was a no brainer. The transition into a full service law firm has been very smooth.”

“It’s been very fulfilling watching the loop close for the firm’s clients where we are able to holistically represent their IP interests.”

At HopgoodGanim, we have always believed that service diversity is an essential step, in remaining relevant as a modern legal practice.  

Partner, Hayden Delaney says adding Jonathan’s expertise to his team has been a career milestone and something he’s always envisioned. Hayden’s approach to advising clients has always been to ensure their most important assets in their intellectual property are protected.

“The service Jonathan can provide has been the perfect addition to our existing intellectual property services.”


HopgoodGanim Lawyers is a full service commercial law firm. Our firm has 42 partners and more than 280 staff. We operate nationally and internationally with a focus on Asia from our two key locations of Brisbane and Perth. We offer highly skilled and agile legal teams across key sectors and areas of practice. In all of our areas of speciality, our lawyers are recognised by legal publications as leaders in their fields.