Jonathan Lewis - Director, Patents

Jonathan Lewis Jonathan specialises in all types of registerable IP rights.

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 Jonathan has worked extensively with all types of registerable IP rights. Whilst Jonathan has vast experience in patents, trade marks and designs, he 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.

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Areas of Practice

Patent Applications

  • Preparing and filing provisional and complete patent applications in various technologies, including; computer-implemented technology, industrial processes and consumer goods, such as for UCBT Pty Ltd, Sniip (Australia) Pty Ltd, FTR Labs Pty Ltd and CDP Innovations Pty Ltd.
  • Filing Australian and New Zealand national phase patent applications on behalf of foreign applicants, including for Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., Systra and Raptor Anchoring Limited.
  • Prosecution of patent applications in Australia and overseas, as well as international (PCT) Patent applications, including on behalf of CDP Innovations Pty Ltd and Pendave Pty Ltd.
  • Renewal of Australian and foreign patents and patent applications.
  • Advising Cryptsoft Pty Ltd on the restoration of a lapsed US patent.
  • Providing advice to Omnix Pty Ltd regarding a patent ownership dispute.

Design Applications

  • Preparation and filing of Australian design applications for various clients.

Patent Infringements

  • Acting for Leader Products Pty Ltd in the preparation of an infringement and validity opinions relating to livestock tags; acting for Central Queensland University in the preparation of an infringement opinion relating to livestock management software systems.

Intellectual Property Assets

  • Advising SourceHub Pty Ltd on the existence and scope of intellectual property assets in its acquisition of Oztrail Pty Ltd.

Intellectual Property

  • Advising Entrepure Pty Ltd regarding the acquisition of intellectual property rights (including know-how).
  • Carrying out intellectual Property audits, due dilligence and assignment of intellectual property.

Patent, trademark and design advice

  • Advising a number of clients on patent, trade mark and design registrability advice, as well as preparing, filing and prosecuting patent, trade mark and design applications. After the approval process we advise our clients on the maintenance and renewals of Patents, trademarks and designs.Our clients’ patents ranged from designs including:
    • Mining processes and equipment;
    • minerals processing processes and equipment;
    • extractive metallurgy equipment and processes;
    • medical devices (including syringes, cannulas);
    • mechanical devices (including door and window hardware, vehicle jacks, measuring devices, apiaries, portable cattle grids, bathroom fittings and fixtures, including safety fixtures, low water toilet systems);
    • industrial processes;
    • oil & gas equipment;
    • packaging and consumer goods.