Dr Stewart Eccles
Senior Patent Attorney
Stewart predominantly works within the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Within these areas Stewart drafts patent applications and prosecutes the applications world-wide. He has developed close relationships with his clients by providing considered and detailed advice on all aspects of their intellectual property including filing strategy, licence agreements and due diligence.
Stewart joined HGF in July 2010 after graduating from the University of Leeds in the UK with a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and a First Class Masters degree in Chemistry (Industrial).
Since starting his career at HGF, Stewart has only worked in private practice. However, he strives to develop an "in-house" relationship with clients, working closely with personnel throughout the company from scientists to CEO's. Stewart works predominantly within the SME sector but has also worked with large enterprises, universities and individuals.
Stewart has a background in organic synthetic chemistry with a focus in therapeutically active molecules and he has retained his passion for these fields in his patent work. Stewart is now heavily involved in the drafting and prosecution of new chemical entity patents and formulation patents. He has also gained experience in other technical fields including organometallic catalysts, nanotechnology, medical devices, medical diagnostic techniques, printable electronics, inks and dyes.
Given the close relationship that Stewart fosters with his clients he is involved in the majority of patent related matters. For example, Stewart has experience in prosecuting world-wide patent portfolios, freedom to operate, due diligence, licence agreements and patent life cycle management.