Dr Jon Ashen


  • 16 years Patent Attorney experience in New Zealand and Australia.
  • Former patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Office New Zealand.
  • BA (Hons), MSc, PhD; Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia)

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.