Dr Andrew Sant is a physicist with over 20 years’ experience in technology and product development spanning the medical devices, FMCG, food and beverage, high volume manufacturing, and manufacturing equipment industries.
Having spent over 20 years inventing novel technologies and developing new products, Andrew has extensive experience as a practitioner of creating, harvesting, and exploiting intellectual property (IP) as an intellectual asset throughout the whole innovation lifecycle from concept development through to commercialisation and product evolution.
Former Chief IP Strategist for an $8bn global US corporation, Andrew was responsible for the creation and implementation of commercially effective IP strategies and policies aligned with the organisation’s objectives, designed to capitalize on the company’s intellectual assets across multiple jurisdictions.
Andrew provides business leaders and executives of small and large organisations with the refined expertise necessary to make informed commercial decisions, helping to forge cooperative relationships to drive innovation and economic growth.
His ability to work seamlessly across legal, technical, and commercial boundaries allows Andrew to translate complex IP issues into the language of business and create intellectual assets on which to build competitive advantage and more attractive investment propositions.
Andrew is an invited speaker at a number of meetings and workshops directed to the commercial exploitation of IP and IP issues in business and he has lectured students at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and on Imperial College’s MBA course.
The World’s Leading IP Strategists
As one of the UK’s leading IP strategists, Andrew has been selected for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 IAM Strategy 300 guide to The World’s Leading IP Strategists.
Andrew has a BSc, PhD, and DIC in Theoretical and Experimental Physics from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science.