I seek to understand a client's business and needs such that I am able to offer advice which enables clients to achieve their commercial goals. I have an academic background which enables me to work with world-leading inventors. In particular, I am able to advise on the patentability of software-based inventions.
I have represented a full spectrum of clients from multinational companies to start-ups and academic institutions. From this I am able to work effectively with all types of clients. I have experience in working with inventors from academics to industrial R&D technologists. I have experience in not only the nuts-and-bolts of taking inventions through to granted patents in a wide variety of different countries including Europe, the US and China, but also in advising on patent strategy, patent enforcement and patent infringement defence. As part of representing start-up and SMEs I have been involved in due diligence exercises where potential investors have scrutinized patent portfolios which I have been responsible for and have defended these portfolios such that clients have obtained investment at least partly on the basis of the IP portfolio's strength. I act as client manager for one of our firm's largest clients whereby I manage our firm's timely delivery of work products by an attorney team to ensure that these products meet the client's quality expectations. I have and am in the process of training trainee attorneys and also assisting the development of qualified.
Computer Systems Engineering
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Exploring the growth of patents for connected medical devices, and how best to protect them. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to change our lives by creating a connected …Read article
To waive, or not to waive, that is the question. The earliest identified date of a patient presenting with symptoms of a “novel coronavirus” in Wuhan, China is reported to …Read article
HGF in Europe and Knobbe Martens in the US are holding a joint webinar on 9th June. In this webinar we will explore considerations for implementing an effective strategy to …Event details
HGF Partner Dr Susan Keston and Senior Patent Attorney Dr Sofie McPherson will be presenting a webinar ‘How to capitalise on the 5G healthcare revolution’ on 25th May. This session will explore how 5G …Event details
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