Jeffrey Dean Lindsay - Asia Pulp and Paper

Head of Intellectual Property - Asia Pulp and Paper

Jeffrey Dean Lindsay is head of intellectual property at Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Shanghai, China, where he works with groups across the company to advance IP strategy and innovation. He assists APP in protecting its brands, leading consumer products, trade secrets and investments in some of the world’s most advanced forest products and environmental technology. He often makes the case that China’s rise in intellectual property and innovation represents a return to China’s historic but often overlooked status as a global leader in innovation.

Dr Lindsay has lived in China for five years and is learning Mandarin. He is a registered US patent agent and an inventor with over 130 US patents.

Dr Lindsay’s previous roles include director at Innovationedge, where he worked with large and small companies to strengthen innovation and intellectual property. He also spent 13 years at Kimberly-Clark, where he became corporate patent strategist and senior research fellow. Dr Lindsay has also been an assistant and associate professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (now the Renewable Bioproducts Institute) at Georgia Tech, where he was named Teacher of the Year (1993) and received several awards for his research publications, such as the Best Paper Award from the TAPPI Journal.

Dr Lindsay is lead author of Conquering Innovation Fatigue (Wiley, 2009), which discusses ways to overcome barriers to innovation that companies, governments and even innovators unintentionally create.

Dr Lindsay has a PhD in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow and was named as the department’s Outstanding Alumnus of 2004. Dr Lindsay served as chair of the forest bioproducts division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) from 2007 to 2011 and received AIChE’s Andrew Chase Award in 2012 for service to the division. In 2014 he was named a fellow of AIChE.

Dr Lindsay is an adviser to the Utah-Qinghai eco-partnership and is on the board of the Interpreter Foundation (Utah).

Professional associations

  • AIChE
  • NAPP


  • Chemicals
  • Energy/fuel
  • Engineering/construction
  • Software

Firm details

Asia Pulp and Paper

Asia Pulp and Paper

Contact details

: @jefflindsay

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