Our aim is to provide a straight-forward, personal experience for our clients to support their IP needs and ultimately the platform for their business to grow.
Through the drafting and prosecution of over 40 licensed international patent families, I have been privileged to work with a small number of exceptionally talented, PhD qualified, patent attorneys. I count Drs Jo Shaw and Jon Ashen among their number. In recent times I have worked with Jo on patents supporting Avalia Immunotherapies Ltd, developing our synthetic vaccine technology, and with Jon on the foundation patents for our synthetic biology technology. Their advice has been invaluable. And like our research team, they have the interests of their clients at heart in the way they approach their client relationships.
Professor Richard H Furneaux
Director, The Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington
General Manager at Malaghan Institute of Medical Research
Jon is extremely easy to get on with. His knowledge of biological science is excellent and very importantly he is up to date with the latest developments. He has an amazing ability to understand the complexities and intricacies of our science and place this in the context of the world of IP protection. He has great energy and enthusiasm and is a joy to deal with. I would unreservedly recommend him.
Dr. David Hume
Senior Scientist at AgResearch Limited
Put simply, Jo always manages to cut through the issues and provide her advice in a concise and clear manner. She is incredibly personable and has no hesitation to get involved in complex and delicate projects. She has been invaluable in helping us on more than one occasion to push projects through with our clients.
Director at Ahurei Pty Ltd.
I have engaged Jo on a number of projects and have always found her responsive and decisive in both her advice and delivery. I also value Jo’s advice on broader issues around the strategic use of IP and its development and integration with a projects strategy.
GM Development at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
I also value Jo’s advice on broader issues around the strategic use of IP
We have worked with Jon for nearly 10 years and thoroughly enjoy working with him. He has a wealth of knowledge and provides good strategic advice throughout the various stages of a project. Jon has good commercial awareness and provides pragmatic and practical options for us to consider. He interacts well with the researchers as well as commercial and IP staff, and has also shown willingness to work collaboratively with our clients. Jon is always responsive and provides excellent summaries from meetings and discussions so that everyone is clear what is expected.
Intellectual Property Manager at Plant & Food Research
At Grasslanz Technology we have worked with Jon for many years. We like working with Jon. He is straight forward, knowledgeable, responsive and has our best interests at heart. We rate his work delivery very highly and regularly take his advice on IP issues we are confronting. Grasslanz Technology’s role is to create and manage IP and so having someone of Jon’s ability as part of our IP team is important for us and the value we can create for our licensees. One of Jon’s principal roles is to assist with writing new patents and we value his organised way of managing this technically difficult task.
CEO of Grasslanz Technology Ltd.
It’s rare that you come across a patent attorney with such a depth of scientific and IP knowledge, along with strong commercial acumen like Jo. I have had the pleasure of working with Jo for seven years over which time she has demonstrated an unsurpassed ability to entwine a strong IP protection strategy with sound commercialisation advice to leverage the most value out of early stage technologies within tight budget constraints.
Business Development Analyst at Massey University
Jo is excellent to work with. Jo’s ability to understand the science and build a rapport with the scientists is great. This can certainly help a patent process, and keep the process efficient. Jo is very well organised, and delivers even when there are hard deadlines. This reliability is fantastic.
Senior Commercialisation Manager at Viclink