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Jonathan Lucas

Partner

Big ideas in mind? You’ll want to work alongside the type of person who thinks outside the square. Jonathan’s your man. He’s got a knack for getting the most out of electrical, software and mechanical inventions, with a Masters degree from Oxford University and an extensive CV to prove it. 

Jonathan works alongside businesses big and small to get the best results for their patent and design registrations, crafting sound intellectual property and commercialisation strategies. 

He’s a family orientated chap, who loves to get out with his young kids to kick a ball around or swing a bat. In true fatherly spirit, he just can’t wait until they’re old enough to bore with all the random facts that fill his head.
 

Qualifications

  • MPhys (Oxon)
  • Registered Patent Attorney – New Zealand and Australia

Industry specialty

  • Agribusiness
  • Clean technology
  • Electronics
  • Health technology
  • ICT - software
  • Mechanical
  • Medical Technology 

Services

  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Portfolio management
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Education
  • Competitive intelligence 
  • Blue Sky Mining 

Credentials & experience

Jonathan drafts patent specifications and prosecutes patent applications for the electronics, mechanical engineering, telecommunications and software industries. He advises on infringement and validity, and handles oppositions for Kiwis and overseas clients. 

Jonathan certainly knows about the challenges innovators face, having worked on a number of big projects for multi-national companies as a Management Consultant in the UK. This kind of industry know-how means Jonathan has the expertise to advise companies seeking to commercialise their IP across a number of technologies. 

Jonathan is a Registered Patent Attorney in both New Zealand and Australia, and holds a Masters degree in Physics. 

Industry recognition

Jonathan is a Fellow and council member of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA). 

But don't take our word for it



"I have worked with Jonathan on a number of patent cases and always find him friendly, responsive and professional. He provides clear, practical and informed advice on New Zealand patent law."

Jane McHenry, Patent Attorney



"Jonathan has advised me on Intellectual Property matters for a number of projects. He has shown a rare talent for grasping what starts as "ideas" and transforming them into protected assets. Jonathan epitomises "clever thinking". 

Frank Austin, CEO