Harry Hutchinson

Senior Partner

Harry’s current practice spans telecommunications, electronics, computer architecture and software-related inventions.

Harry entered the profession following a period in industry working for a plc as a technical manager, and for Mercury One-to-One as an RF engineer.

Harry trained at IBM as a patent attorney and developed an understanding of the relationship between intellectual property and computer related inventions. In particular, Harry developed an in-depth knowledge of the patentability of computer software within European and USA jurisdictions. During this period, Harry drafted and prosecuted patent applications in disciplines spanning the full breadth of IBM’s technology.

In 1996, Harry joined a large commercial law firm to complement the technical capabilities in the firms patents practice. While there, Harry qualified as both a European and UK Patent Attorney.

In 2000, Harry joined HGF as a Partner in the Sheffield office and is the Head of the firm’s electronics and software group. Harry is a member of the CIPA Computer Technology Committee.

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