Dr Simon Turberville

Patent Director

Simon’s patent practice focuses on technology in the fields of chemistry and material science, with particular experience in catalytic processes, fuel cells, batteries, pharmaceuticals and polymers.

Simon entered the patent profession in 2003 after gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry and a DPhil in organometallic chemistry, both from the University of Oxford.

He began his patent career in private practice before joining the in-house department of a FTSE 100 multinational chemical company in 2012.  As an in-house attorney, Simon was responsible for the patent portfolios of a contentious product area in the automotive catalysts sector.  He has considerable experience in handling oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office, and providing advice on patent validity and freedom-to-operate.

Simon returned to private practice in 2018 when he joined the London office of HGF.  He draws on both his private practice and in-house experience to provide commercially-focused advice to his clients in relation to all patent matters.