Dr Simon Moodie
Senior Patent Attorney
Simon joined HGF to as a key part of a team to establish HGF’s presence in Switzerland. His notable technical experience includes the areas of: consumer electronics, particularly computer peripherals, TV and audio equipment; home appliances, particularly beverage machines; E-cigarettes and inhalers; medical injection devices and E-health platforms.
Simon has a master’s degree in aeronautical (mechanical) engineering and a PhD in computer science from Imperial College, London. He also has a postgraduate diploma in computer science.
Simon has substantial industrial experience. Prior to entering the patent profession he spent five years working in the engineering sector, having worked for the prestigious Advanced Technology Centre of BAE systems and for the Advanced Technology Group of Ove Arup. Subsequently, he spent five years working for a leading UK private practice where he qualified as a UK and European patent attorney and then moved to Switzerland where he joined a Swiss private practice before moving to an in-house position with Nestlé Nespresso.
Simon has particular experience in: drafting for multiple jurisdictions; FTO; representing before the EPO Opposition Division; and providing strategic advice including patent life cycle management, vendor lock-in models and protection of consumables.
Simon acts as an examiner and reviewer for the UK patent drafting paper. He is also a qualified patent litigator.
In his spare time he enjoys skiing, listening to music and building HiFi components.