Dr Charles Renney
Trainee Patent Attorney
Charles joined HGF's Manchester office in September 2014 as a Trainee Patent Attorney and is now working towards qualification. Since joining the profession, much of Charles' work has concerned the drafting and prosecution of patent applications principally in the areas of Organic Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals.
Charles graduated in 2010 from the University of Bristol with a first class MSci Honours degree in Chemistry with Industrial Experience, carrying out an industrial placement at a large pharmaceutical company. After this, Charles stayed on at the University of Bristol carrying out a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, focusing on the design and synthesis of novel glucose sensors to be used in the treatment of diabetes. Charles' PhD was sponsored by a second international pharmaceutical company, with whom Charles worked collaboratively during the course of his PhD.
Charles has a broad understanding of chemistry and relating disciplines and his practice covers a wide range of chemical inventions from pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals to polymers and catalytic complexes.
Charles is currently working towards professional qualification, having already completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Bournemouth University in June 2015 and one of his UK Final Exams in October 2015.