Jay-R is a chemical engineer and holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
He spent his early career working in a confectionery manufacturing plant prior to joining a boutique intellectual property firm in Manila, Philippines. He then relocated to Singapore in 2012 and joined an established intellectual property firm as a patent specialist handling prosecution of patent and design applications in various jurisdictions
including Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and India.
In 2017, Jay-R migrated to Australia and joined Franke Hyland. At Franke Hyland, Jay-R handles prosecution of patent and design applications in Australia and New Zealand as well as in major jurisdictions like USA and Europe.
He is currently completing his Master of Intellectual Property at the University of Technology, Sydney to satisfy the knowledge requirements for his registration as a Patent and Trade Mark Attorney in Australia and New Zealand.