Dr Jonathan Axon
Trainee Patent Attorney
Jon joined HGF in June 2017, working in the Chemistry group at the London office. Jon is a US qualified patent agent, and is currently working towards UK and EP qualifications.
Jon joined HGF in June 2017 having completed his MSc in the Management of Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, University of London, where he was Herchel Smith Scholar.
He practised for seven years as a US patent agent in-house at a biopharmaceutical company in San Francisco, coordinating its entire patent portfolio in the areas of small molecule therapeutics and medical devices.
Prior to this, Jon completed two years of training at a leading US private practice firm, transitioning into patent law having worked for eight years in research chemist positions at two global pharmaceutical companies.
Jon has a BSc (Hons) in chemistry from Imperial College, London, which included a research placement as Erasmus Scholar at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. He has a PhD in organic chemistry from the Australian National University, Canberra, and has also completed postdoctoral fellowships at US and Canadian universities. He is an author on multiple publications and an inventor on several patents.
Already US certified, Jon is now working towards equivalent UK and EP qualifications.