Andy is a Partner at HGF with around 15 years’ experience.
He is a UK and European Patent Attorney and specialises in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Over the years, Andy has worked with many start-ups and SMEs, having secured patent protection for their innovations. He has experience of providing support during investment rounds by interacting with investors. As well as SMEs and start-ups, Andy also works closely with the Technology Transfer and Commercialisation Teams in the University of Leeds, the University of Hull and Bradford University acting as their primary point of contact at HGF.
His day-to-day practice involves providing advice and support in identifying and capturing commercially useful patentable subject matter, providing easy-to-digest guidance for how to obtain granted patents in countries around the world, advising on how third party rights might affect commercial decisions and what can be done to mitigate any risks posed by third party rights.
MSci in Chemistry
May 18th 2023
February 17th 2022
October 7th 2021
September 24th 2020
March 6th 2019
March 6th 2019
March 7th 2018
January 23rd 2018
Andy is the relationship manager for Nexus in Leeds. Nexus is the Incubation Hub situated on the University of Leeds campus. This involves providing seminars and workshops to the tenants at Nexus and in the wider Leeds City Region, offering drop-in sessions to discuss Nexus’ tenants IP strategy and being on hand to provide guidance to the tenants on various IP issues, which is a complex and confusing area of law.
Andy has also run a summer internship programme for undergraduates at the University of Nottingham in both the chemistry team and the engineering team at HGF.
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HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language seminar on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” in Salzburg and Dresden. The seminar will offer you the opportunity to gain …Event details
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