Kieran Killough

Patent Director

Kieran’s practice focuses on the fields of physics and mechanical engineering.  In particular, Kieran deals with a wide variety of technologies including medical devices, subsea engineering for oil/gas infrastructure, particle accelerators, detectors, spectroscopy and microscopy.

Kieran holds a first class Master’s degree with honours in Physics from the University of Durham. In his final year at university Kieran specialised in the fabrication and characterisation of magnetic nanostructures.

Professionally, Kieran works with a diverse range of clients, including universities, research bodies, SMEs, large international companies and individual inventors. Kieran adds commercial value to his clients by providing practical advice on patent strategy, prosecution and enforcement. Kieran has particular experience in managing large international patent portfolios and is knowledgeable on patent prosecution across a wide number of jurisdictions.

Having progressed quickly through the professional patent exams, Kieran is both a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Manchester. Additionally, Kieran won the Michael Jones Prize for achieving the highest mark in one of the UK professional qualifying exams.

Kieran is based in HGF’s Manchester office having previously worked at the Sheffield office for five years.


Learn more about Kieran's experience at HGF here.