Dr Jamie Thomson

Patent Director

Specialising in chemistry, Jamie has a broad range of experience, handing subject matter including pharmaceuticals, catalysts, fibres, polymers and oil and gas technologies, particularly liquefaction processes.  

After graduating with a first class B. Sc. in Chemistry from the University of St. Andrews, Jamie remained there to study the structure of inorganic oxides and polymer electrolytes by x-ray and neutron diffraction, for which he was awarded a Ph. D.  

Jamie has over 20 years' experience in the patent profession. He trained and qualified as both a UK and European Patent Attorney whilst working for a top-tier private practice in Brighton, where he represented a Blue-chip chemical company in the fields of fibres and flexographic printing. 

He spent two years based in Munich, where he obtained significant experience in EPO opposition and appeal proceedings. 

Jamie returned to Scotland as a senior patent attorney in Edinburgh where he worked for seven years, including an eight month secondment to a global energy and petrochemical company in London where he was responsible for their international ethylene oxide portfolio. 

Jamie joined the Glasgow office of HGF in January 2015 and established the Edinburgh office of HGF later that year. He is part of a team dealing with medical devices, particularly valves and stents. He was named as an 'IP Star' for 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property. He currently serves on the IP subcommittee of the Law Society of Scotland.