Your Partner at PSL


Meet Huw Jones



Intellectual Property:
Including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrecy and unfair competition


MBA University of Arizona

JD University of New Hampshire/Franklin Pierce Law

AB Chemistry, Bowdoin College

Admitted to practice in
Colorado, Illinois (retired), District of Columbia (inactive)


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I focus on meeting the needs of small and medium sized corporations in their early growth phases and have decades of experience building cost-effective patent portfolio strategies and IP Licensing for commercialization.

I started in private practice with the law firms Allegretti & Witcoff (Chicago), Sterne Kessler (Wash. DC) and Hayes & Soloway PC (Tucson) where I learned the basics of practicing law.  I then moved to in-house roles as IP Counsel, with three stints as in-house Intellectual Property Counsel with Fortune 500 companies Bayer Corporation (Pharmaceuticals Division), Roche Group/Ventana Medical Systems (Senior Director of IP) and lastly Danher Corp. (Senior Director of IP for the Water Quality Group).  For the last two and a half years I have been General Counsel to an alternative energy startup in Florida.  Altogether I have twenty-nine years of experience as an Attorney, eight in private practice and twenty-one in corporate settings.

This diverse background has exposed me to several distinctly different legal practices and technology areas.  For example, at Bayer I was responsible for the Biological Products division where I was responsible for both the IP concerns of the Plasma processing group in North Carolina, and the recombinant biologicals group in Berkley, CA.  At Ventana Medical Systems I started the legal function which grew into a department of five lawyers and support staff.  While there I orchestrated the expansion of the patent portfolio three-fold, managed three simultaneous patent litigations against competitors, and became the sole lawyer representing the companion diagnostic program.  Ventana was ultimately bought out by Roche for 14X sales.  At Danaher I was responsible for the Water Quality Group’s IP issues.  I implemented a world-wide patent management function, added automated competitive intelligence monitoring, engaged in monetizing a portion of Hach’s patent portfolio, and supported a successful re-negotiation of a key product portfolio which ultimately saved the company multi-millions of dollars in royalties.  

Given these experiences with real-world business outcomes, I am well-positioned to act as a strategic IP attorney to small- and medium-sized science or IP-based companies.  My technical background is in Chemistry and the life sciences, but I am also comfortable advising in related areas such as Technology and software.  

Prior to law school I was a practicing Analytical Chemist.  I have professional experience developing analytical processes using Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and IR Spectroscopy.  I established and ran the Analytical Lab facility at Brandeis University for three years and developed numerous analytical methods for the biochemistry and chemistry departments.  

I have also developed a personal interest in assisting startups and small companies to not only develop and defend their IP, but to also become successful financially.  I have invested in a dozen or so small startup companies as an Angel Investor, and so I have become keenly aware of the role that IP plays in a startup’s life.  I was an active member of the Board of the Tucson, Arizona Desert Angels from 2008-2012.

Huw has been an outstanding, productive, creative, diligent, able contributor to our company. His chief strengths are his high intellectual capacity, analytic capabilities, his combined knowledge of the law and science, and his total commitment to the company’s mission.

His ability to find intelligent solutions to complex problems has been pivotal in our ultimate success as a medical device company. . . . he has demonstrated superior legal knowledge and exceptional organizational skills. He was a critical contributor to our complex negotiations which resulted in Ventana acquiring new technologies.
— Dr. Thomas M. Grogan | Founder @ Ventana Medical Systems/Roche Tissue Diagnostics Group


Certifications: Registered Patent Attorney No. 33,916

Colorado Attorney Reg. No. 45,499

Certified Licensing Professional


Favorite Quote

“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”

- Louis Pasteur