Dr Daniel Woollaston

Patent Attorney

Daniel has a first class honours degree in chemistry and a DPhil in organic chemistry, both from the University of Oxford. His doctoral studies concerned the application of a mild spiroacetal-forming reaction to the asymmetric synthesis of a number of biologically active natural products and their analogues. Following completion of his DPhil, Daniel worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique in France and at the University of York. 

Since joining HGF in 2010, much of Daniel’s work has concerned the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications across a broad spectrum of chemical sciences, but particularly in the fields of pharmaceutical chemistry, organic chemistry and new materials. Daniel also has experience in advising on freedom to operate issues.

Daniel has assisted in the filing and prosecution of SPC applications for a leading multinational, and has been involved in the formulation of complex IP strategies for an award-winning UK pharmaceutical company.

Daniel has formed strong relationships with a number of UK universities, for whom he has provided patentability opinions and drafted applications in a range of chemistry-related subject matters.