Jeffrey Dean Lindsay

Head of R&D and Intellectual Property at Lume Deodorant

Jeff Lindsay is head of research and development and intellectual property at Lume, a start-up focused on science-based consumer products. From 2011 to 2019, Mr Lindsay was the head of intellectual property at Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Shanghai, where he led a team in protecting APP’s many brands and inventions. He is the former corporate patent strategist and senior research fellow for Kimberly-Clark (K-C), where he helped guide IP strategy for K-C’s many patent filing groups.

Following K-C, Mr Lindsay served as a director at Innovationedge, a consultancy led by K-C’s former chief innovation officer, Cheryl Perkins. At Innovationedge Mr Lindsay assisted companies in IP strategy, technology transfer and technology scouting. He is a former professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (now RBI) at Georgia Tech. He is a registered US patent agent and inventor with 130 US patents. Recent interests include cosmetic formulation, natural ingredients in consumer products, odour control, forest products innovation, radio-frequency identification, biofilm management, facial recognition and customisable security systems using the patented ‘Private Rules’ approach.

Mr Lindsay is the lead author of Conquering Innovation Fatigue (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). He has a PhD in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo UT and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He serves as a vice president of the Interpreter Foundation (Salt Lake City UT) and has been an IP adviser for the Utah-Qinghai Ecopartnership.

Mr Lindsay is a fan of Chinese culture. He reads, writes and speaks Mandarin Chinese and enjoys recent Chinese science fiction. He also speaks some German and Hmong.

Professional associations

  • AIChE
  • NAPP


  • Biotech
  • Chemicals
  • Engineering/construction
  • Materials
  • Software

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Lume Deodorant
United States

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