Jack Cundy

Patent Director

Jack works primarily with a broad range of engineering based clients to advise on and secure their patent rights.

On the one hand, Jack works with private inventors and SMEs advising on suitable IP portfolio strategy and securing protection domestically and further afield in line with their business needs.  On the other hand, he also acts for larger clients, specifically in advising on and actively managing their European and UK IP requirements. Through that he has gained extensive experience obtaining patents in varied technologies from medical devices and micro-electromechanics to industrial equipment, robotics and control software.

Aside from that wide-ranging understanding of securing such IP rights protection for his clients, Jack also advises on enforcing those rights and on the infringement and validity of patents and designs.

In addition to the technical, engineering aspects of his role, Jack has a keen interest in the aesthetics and ergonomics of good design, and looks to both the function and the form of inventions to ensure that all aspects are sufficiently protected.

Jack graduated from The University of Nottingham in the UK, in 1997 having read Mechanical Engineering with French, which included a period studying and doing final year projects at INSA in Lyon, France.

After joining the patent profession as a trainee in 2000, Jack qualified as a European patent attorney in 2005 and a Chartered patent attorney in 2006.  Jack joined HGF in October 2015.

Outside of work, Jack is a keen sportsman, with a particular interest in cycling, cricket, rugby and football. He rowed for his university. Jack also enjoys music, art and languages, and spending time with his young family.