Leading Australian Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys Foundry Intellectual Property
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Foundry Intellectual Property History

Ideas solidified

History

Foundry Intellectual Property started five years ago when Dr Andrew Jones, an attorney with over 15 years experience, set up Foundry with a vision to create a firm that blended large firm experience and depth of knowledge with small firm agility and personal service. Over the first four years Andrew built a thriving practice, working with clients to draft patent applications, file trade marks, manage Intellectual Property portfolios, including overseas filings, and provide infringement and validity advice. Andrew concentrated on a mixture of mechanical and chemical technologies.

Six months ago, Lester Miller and Joe Seisdedos joined Foundry, creating a firm that was unofficially dubbed Foundry version 2.0. Lester brings extensive experience with mechanical inventions and has an in-depth knowledge of design law, having filed designs for a number of large Australian and overseas clients, and being a judge on the panel of judges at the Australian Good Design Awards. Joe has extensive experience with IT, software and electronics patents, and is considered an expert in patentable subject matter issues. He also brings litigation experience and has worked with lawyers on a number of patent-related litigation matters.

Andrew, Joe and Lester came together with a common vision: To build an attorney practice that places the needs of the customer first. With changing technology that allows smaller firms to be as efficient, if not more efficient, than large firms, and the realisation that large firms had lost touch with their customers, Andrew, Joe and Lester saw an opportunity to build a different type of firm. A firm where the client comes first, where technology and pricing are tuned to assist, rather than alienate, the customer.

Our philosophy is to provide high quality yet personal service, at a fair price. We focus on working with people who are passionate and creative. We believe in what we do, and we enjoy working with people who believe in what they do.

In only six months Foundry has already moved forward in leaps and bounds, recently moving into a new office space at Barangaroo. We always welcome enquiries from inventors, business owners, overseas attorneys, institutions, or indeed anyone that is passionate and creative, and needs to protect their ideas, inventions, goodwill and designs. We are happy to speak privately about clients we’ve successfully represented.

 

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PRINCIPAL

Dr Andrew Jones

Introduction

Andrew is a registered Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and has about 17 years’ experience in the profession. He spent over 10 years at one of Australia's top-tier IP law firms before deciding to spread his entrepreneurial wings and found Foundry Intellectual Property in 2013. Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (IPTA), a Charted Chemist and member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Education and early career

Andrew has a BSc (Hons, Class I) in Science (Chemistry) and a PhD (Inorganic Chemistry) from the University of Sydney, as well as a Master of Industrial Property (MIP) from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Diploma of Intellectual Property Practice (Dip IPP) from the IPTA Academy.

Andrew started his scientific career as a researcher in medicinal inorganic chemistry, where he used molecular modelling to investigate the steric interactions between DNA and novel platinum complexes having specific conformations. He then used multi-step organic and inorganic syntheses to prepare the platinum complexes and conducted DNA binding assays to determine whether interactions observed in the molecular modelling affect binding of the platinum complexes to DNA.

Technical expertise

Over time, Andrew has developed a particular focus on industrial and applied chemistry related technologies, including inorganic and organic synthesis, process chemistry, polymers,plastics, coatings, electrochemical sensors, pharmaceutical and radiopharmaceutical compounds and formulations, methods of treating humans and animals, medical devices,laboratory devices, agrochemicals, production and uses of alloys, flocculating polymers,superconducting materials, dye-sensitised solar cells, food science and waste treatment.

Andrew has advised clients working in a number of industries, particularly thepharmaceutical, veterinary and agrochemical industries regarding whether a product or process they have developed is patentable and whether they are free to commercialise their product or process in light of existing patents.

Leadership and mentoring in the attorney profession

Andrew was one of the tutors for “Drafting of Patent Specifications” at the University of Technology, Sydney (one of the courses aspiring trainees must pass in order to register as patent attorneys) for a number of years. Andrew is a member of the IPTA Council, being the Convenor of the Website & Publications Committee and Co-Convenor of the CPE and Future Directions Committees.

Other interests

Andrew is the Secretary of the Community Trust that manages Dargans Creek Reserve in the Blue Mountains and a mentor in the RACI’s Student Mentoring Program.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Bachelor of Science (Hons 1)
Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry)

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
Master of Industrial Property

Activities & Affiliations

• Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Mark attorney
• Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark attorneys

Other associations

•Mentor - RACI Student Mentoring Program

Contact

  • andrew@foundryip.com.au

  • +61 434 246 526

  • LinkedIn

 
 

 
 
 

PRINCIPAL

Joe Seisdedos

Introduction

Joe is a registered Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney and has over 17 years’ experience in the profession. He spent over 10 years at one of Australia's top-tier IP law firms before setting up an office in Sydney for a large IP law firm looking to expand into the Sydney market.

Education and early career

Joe has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Science (Physics) and a Master of Science (High Energy Physics) from the University of Sydney, as well as a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University, where he received a scholarship to undertake his law degree. He also holds a Master of Industrial Property (MIP) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Joe started his scientific career in experimental high energy physics and particularly in the area of particle detector development. He built and tested a novel neutron detector as part of his Masters thesis.

Technical expertise

Over time, Joe has worked for a large number of telecommunications, electronics and IT companies, across an extensive range of technologies.

Some examples of technologies Joe has worked with include:
- Telecommunications and networking technologies;
- Processor (CPU and GPU) technologies, including processor design and manufacture
- Database and “big data” processing algorithms;
- Deep analysis technologies (e.g. risk analysis models, finance models, weather pattern models, other predictive modelling);
- Encryption and compression algorithms (including security and communication related technologies);
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms, including image and facial recognition;
- Robotics, including drone and autonomous vehicle technologies;
- GPS and sensor technologies, including IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, such as WISP, RFID tags, accelerometer and other associated sensor technology; and
- Electrical systems, including safety systems, High Voltage and Ultra High Voltage systems.

Leadership and mentoring in the attorney profession

Joe is one of the tutors for “Drafting of Patent Specifications” at the University of Technology,Sydney (one of the courses aspiring trainees must pass in order to register as patent attorneys). Joe also lectures regularly at the University of Sydney, provides seminars to other attorneys and legal professionals through Legalwise.

Other interests

Joe has an interest in cars, modern architecture and innovation. He has mentored many students through various entrepreneurship programs and has worked with innovation consultants to forge stronger links between innovation and Intellectual Property.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Master of Science (Physics)

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Laws

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
Master of Industrial Property

Activities & Affiliations

• Trans-Tasman Patent attorney
• Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark attorneys

Other activities

• Tutor, drafting course, University of Technology, Sydney

Contact

  • joe@foundryip.com.au

  • +61 408 438 077

  • LinkedIn

 
 

 
 
 

PRINCIPAL

Lester Miller

Introduction

Lester invested five years as a design engineer in Australia’s heavy industries - locomotive and steel making - before entering the IP profession. He is now a registered Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Mark Attorney of more than 17 years’ experience.

Education and early career

Lester was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Technology, Sydney by the staff of the School of Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering in 1998 from UTS, which interleaved periods of industry experience with periods of study. His final year project was the design and CFD analysis of a solar car for the UTS team.

While studying, Lester gained valuable experience working in fan and blower design and manufacture, as well as in steel making and in international licensing and manufacture of garage doors and automatic openers. For three years, Lester later led teams of designers in locomotive and passenger train design and manufacture.

Technical expertise

Lester handles all aspects of front-end IP protection directly in Australia, NZ, and overseas, with a focus on patents and designs.

Lester’s technical field is engineering, product development and software. He has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in underwater turbines, medical devices, carbon remote power storage systems,modular solar power, PAPRs, O2O commerce and banking transaction and big data systems, among others.

Lester specialises in drafting patent specifications, and his work product is refined by client victories in Federal Court proceedings and Patent Office opposition proceedings for innovation patents, standard patents and registered designs.

Leadership and mentoring in the attorney profession

Lester is on the editorial board of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, and has served as a juror on the Good Design Awards, which has been Australia’s highest design accolade for 60 years.

Other interests

Lester has served as an observer in the World Solar Challenge, and as a charter skipper on the UTS yacht Impulse.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
Bachelor of Engineering (Mech)

Activities & Affiliations

• Trans-Tasman Patent attorney
• Fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark attorneys

Other activities

• Judge - Australian Good Design Awards

Contact

  • lester@foundryip.com.au

  • +61 417 537 837

  • LinkedIn