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Sydney NSW 2000
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Jess Gledhill – Senior Associate
Jess is known for building strong relationships with clients while providing them with comprehensive technical advice on their intellectual property portfolios. Her expertise lies in delivering commercially viable patentability advice, and navigating clients through freedom-to-operate and patent landscapes issues.


Full Bio
Jess acts for a wide range of local and global clients in the chemistry space, including universities, research institutes and listed companies. She has extensive experience working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, integrating intellectual property and commercialisation strategies.

Jess has particular expertise and interest in small molecules. She completed her PhD in organic chemistry at The University of Adelaide having conducted research on potential anti-cancer agents. Her research involved the development of novel small molecule heteroaromatic inhibitors of SH3 domains; protein domains found in a variety of cell-signalling proteins.
Jess has held a number of Postdoctoral appointments including a position at the biotech company Avexa Ltd developing heterocyclic molecules for Hepatitis C and HIV and an appointment at Monash University working on supramolecular systems. Before joining the patent profession, Jess was also an OCE Postdoctoral fellow at CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering researching peptidomimetics for haemopoetic stem cell therapy.

Jess joined FB Rice in 2011 and is a registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney in the Sydney Chemistry group.

Education & Industry Expertise


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from James Cook University
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Adelaide

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Biotechnology

Industry Focus

Professional Affiliations
  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Member of the American Chemical Society