Our Glasgow practice has grown rapidly since we opened our doors in 2007. The office now acts for many of Scotland’s top companies and universities along with a host of international blue-chip companies. We also represent a large number of leading Scottish SMEs and highly innovative individuals, offering a high-quality service at competitive rates.
This quality has been recognised, with the Scottish practice being named Scottish IP Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) on numerous occasions.
We are also Tier 1 ranked in legal directories. We also have a number of attorneys who are internationally ranked as being IP Stars by MIP and are listed in the IAM 1000 which lists the world’s top IP professionals.
We pride ourselves in offering a friendly, personal and pro-active high-quality service.
HGF Glasgow is a full-service office, and has patent specialists in all major technical areas including: biosciences; chemistry; electronics; engineering; life sciences; medical devices; pharmaceuticals and software. We also have specialists in designs and trade marks.
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Douglas Drysdale Partner
Douglas acts for a broad range of clients within the life sciences and chemical fields. His clients benefit from his candid, pragmatic and commercially-focused advice. Notable clients include major global life science, medical device and chemical companies, and many growing SMEs.
Dr Susan Keston Partner
Susan has a combined honours degree in Physics and Astronomy and a doctorate in Computational Particle Physics from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the patent profession she worked as an engineer on 3G mobile telecommunications research and development.
Craig Thomson Partner
Craig has considerable experience in providing pragmatic, commercially focused advice to a wide-range of clients and in relation to biotechnological, pharmaceutical and chemical inventions. As well as patent drafting and prosecution, Craig advises on the development of company-wide IP strategies, preparing for or carrying out funding/acquisition due diligence, and advising on aggressive/defensive strategies in relation to third party IP.
Dr Gary Wilson Partner
Gary has extensive experience covering the chemical, medical device, pharmaceutical and mechanical fields. He has represented a range of local and international companies across these technologies for more than 20 years. He is internationally recognised and recommended in the IAM 1000 (Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners) and is listed as an MIP Star.
Dr Andrew McGettrick Patent Director
Andrew is an experienced European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney. His career to date has focused largely on drafting and prosecution work for a wide range of clients, including multinational companies, universities and high tech spin out companies. Andrew is also a European Design Attorney.
Dr Jamie Thomson Patent Director
Jamie has over 20 years’ experience in the patent profession, specialising in the field of chemistry, particularly medical devices, pharmaceuticals and performance chemicals. As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications, he handles contentious EPO opposition and appeal proceedings, provides strategic advice on IP portfolios, and opinions on the infringement and validity of patents.
Dr Jerry Bretherton Patent Director
Jerry has over a decade of experience in the patent profession, specialising in chemical and mechanical technologies, with experience of medical device, chemical formulation, solid state and process chemistries, composites and other materials cases. As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications, he provides FTO and strategic IP advice and handles oppositions and other oral proceedings before the EPO.
Rachel Denholm Senior Trade Mark Attorney
Rachel is experienced in dealing with global brands and advises clients on all aspects of trade mark portfolio management, including clearance searches, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications, filing and defending oppositions, advising on infringement and enforcement and providing strategic advice on commercial and practical issues.