Dr
Andrew
McGettrick

Patent Director

Edinburgh Office Glasgow Office

Telephone. +44(0) 141 229 5800
Mobile. +44(0) 790 110 5047
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Andrew is an experienced European and Chartered UK Patent Attorney. His career to date has focused largely on drafting and prosecution work for a wide range of clients, including multinational companies, universities and high tech spin out companies.

As well as having extensive experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting UK, European and international (PCT) patent applications, Andrew has considerable experience in prosecuting patent applications for his clients in various countries around the world including in particular the US, China, Japan and Korea. Andrew is also experienced in European patent oppositions, and has appeared before the EPO Board of Appeal.

Andrew is also experienced in performing due diligence for investors, performing IP audits, providing patent filing strategy advice, providing patentability opinions, freedom to operate analysis and providing opinions on patent infringement and validity.

Having completed an undergraduate masters degree in electronic and electrical engineering and a PhD in tunable diode laser spectroscopy, Andrew has a broad technical base in electronics, photonics and physics. Andrew also has significant patent experience in computer software, wireless communications, human machine interfaces, low power microprocessors, mobile device positioning, MEMS, image sensors, image processing, acoustic wave attenuators, hydraulic pumps and motors, valves, medical devices and aerospace technologies. Andrew also has a growing interest in AI and Machine Learning.

Specialisms

  • AI
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Consumer electronics
  • Industrial & power electronics
  • Medical electronics
  • Printing
  • Scientific instruments
  • Semiconductor technologies

Industries

  • Computing icon Computing
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices
  • Telecommunications icon Telecommunications

Services

  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MENG

Electronic and Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Strathclyde

PHD

Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde

Recognition

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

Listed in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for several years

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MIP IP Rising Star United Kingdom (Scotland) 2020/2021

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Publications

Managing IP's Rising Stars 2021

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UK Court of Appeal rejects AI inventor claim

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AI solution to Levinthal's paradox

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MIP IP Rising Stars 2020/2021

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UK High Court rules an AI Machine (DABUS) cannot be an Inventor but Owner possibly could be

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IAM Patent 1000 2020

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IAM Patent 1000 2019

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Business Development and Licensing Journal, issue 30 pg 21-26

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CSR

Andrew plays a leading role in shaping HGF’s training offering for trainee patent attorneys, including exam mentoring and tutoring for the UK and EQE final patent exams.

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