Richard Gover

Patent Director

Richard is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney focussed on helping clients to develop and protect their IP rights in Europe and worldwide. Richard's focus is on electronics businesses who seek to leverage their IP for growth and to compete. 

Specialising in the field of electronics, Richard has particular experience in the areas of mobile devices, communication networks and computer implemented inventions. His practice encompasses drafting patent applications and overseeing their prosecution in the UK, Europe and overseas, opposing and defending granted patents before the European Patent Office, and advising on infringement and validity issues. 

Richard has worked with a range of clients, from private individuals, universities and small start up companies to large international corporations. As a result, he is experienced in providing advice on patent portfolio management and filing strategies.

Richard joined the profession in 2003 after working as a communications engineer following graduation in Electronic Engineering from the University of York. He qualified as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney in 2006 and as a European Patent Attorney in 2007 whilst working for two other top tier firms of patent attorneys. Richard joined the York office of HGF in January 2012.