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
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.
HGF is sponsoring The Business of Science Conference 2021 on 7th October. Science and the commercialisation of science continues to be fundamental to the economic growth of the UK and …Event details
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …Read article
HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
HGF is sponsoring the Autonomous Vehicles Expo which is being held on 9th September. Autonomous Vehicles Expo will provide key insights from industry experts on how disruptive technological advances will …Event details
Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …Read article
HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
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