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HGF's energy team is made up of attorneys who specialise in oil and gas as well as renewable energy, with wide-ranging experience in the vast range of technologies which harness and exploit the planet’s energies. From alternative energy to zonal isolation, we can work with clients to release the full potential of your intellectual property.

Learn more about energy IP

From our experience advising clients in the energy industry, a number of common questions are often asked. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Some innovators like to review earlier patent publications before they file for a patent, or review competitors’ patents. Consult with Patent Searching Tips for the energy industry for some help with this.

IP legislation and developments are changing around the world. Read our Energy IP Brochure to find out more about international Energy IP around the world.

Our team

Craig Watson is the head of the energy team. With more than a decade of experience working in Aberdeen, Craig has advised numerous local, national and international clients on energy IP protection. A member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Craig is experienced in dealing with a wide variety of oilfield as well as renewable technologies. Craig is a former president of Aberdeen’s junior chamber and is managing partner of our Aberdeen office. For details of our full energy team click here, for individual profiles please click on the individual below.

To contact the energy team, send an e-mail to for more information and advice.