Dr Andrew McGettrick
Senior Patent Attorney
Andrew has considerable experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of electronics, computer software, medical devices and mechanical engineering for a wide range of clients, including multinational companies, universities and high tech spin out companies. He joined HGF in August 2017 from a leading Scottish practice.
Andrew is an experienced European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney. His career to date has focused largely on drafting and prosecution work for a wide range of clients, including multinational companies, universities and high tech spin out companies. Andrew is also a European Design Attorney.
As well as having extensive experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting UK, European and international (PCT) patent applications, Andrew has considerable experience in prosecuting patent applications for his clients in various countries around the world including in particular the US, China, Japan and Korea. Andrew also has European opposition experience, and has appeared before the EPO Board of Appeal. Andrew has also managed the filing and prosecution of registered design applications internationally.
Andrew is also experienced in performing due diligence for investors, performing IP audits, providing patent filing strategy advice, providing patentability opinions, freedom to operate analysis and providing opinions on patent infringement and validity.
Having completed an undergraduate masters degree in electronic and electrical engineering and a PhD in tunable diode laser spectroscopy, Andrew has a broad technical base in electronics, photonics and physics. He also has significant patent experience in mobile device positioning, computer software, RF front end technology, MEMS technology, three phase AC to DC converters, telecommunications technologies, proximity and ambient light sensors, image sensors, sensor packaging, reconfigurable microprocessors, wearable cameras, acoustic wave attenuation, wave energy converters, hydraulic pumps and motors, valves, renewable power generation, medical devices and aerospace technologies.