David Hufton

Patent Director

David has practiced in intellectual property since 2005, specialising in the technical areas of electrical and electronics engineering, and information technology. David has particular expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to telecommunications, semiconductor design and fabrication, embedded systems and computer implemented inventions.

After graduating in 2000 with a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, David spent five years working for a multinational engineering company where he worked as a Research Scientist in the fields of avionics and embedded systems research. David subsequently joined a respected London based private practice of patent and trademark attorneys where he qualified as a European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney.

David relocated to the North of England in 2011, joining the Sheffield office of HGF, further strengthening the electronics team.