Dr
Chris
Moore

Partner & Head of Oppositions and Appeals

Birmingham Office

Telephone. +44(0) 121 265 7930
Mobile. +44(0) 771 194 6028
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Chris currently manages HGF Oppositions and Appeals Team and is the Office Head of our Birmingham Office.

Chris' practice spans the chemical and engineering fields with particular interest in electrochemistry, fuel cells, polymers, ceramics and materials on the chemistry side as well as the health care, FMCG (e-cigarettes) automotive and construction industries.

Oppositions at the European Patent Office (EPO) provides a majority of Chris' practice where he works on high-value, business-critical patents (defensively and offensively) for a number of large clients.

Chris also has an active due diligence practice, providing advice on IP aspects of commercial M & A deals and has acted as a UK patent expert in foreign litigation.

Chris works with his clients (whether they be multinationals, SMEs or universities) to provide high-quality, focused advice to ensure that maximum returns can be achieved.

Specialisms

  • Electrochemistry
  • Household products
  • Material science
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Printing technologies

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • CleanTech icon CleanTech
  • Energy icon Energy
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices

Services

  • Designs & design rights
  • Due diligence
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Searching & competitor monitoring
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


BSC

Environmental Chemistry

MSC

Spectroscopy

PHD

Physical Chemistry

Recognition

MIP IP Star 2020

"Chris Moore [is a] patent practice leader"

IAM Patent 1000 (Eighth Edition)

"Chris Moore has his fingers in many technical pies. From chemistry to plastic electronics and fuel cells, his is the number to call for impeccable oppositions and appeals representation."

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Legal500

"Head of oppositions and appeals Chris Moore in Birmingham is a key patent attorney practitioner"

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Publications

G1/21 hearing at the EPO

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EPO continues oral proceedings by videoconference in examination and opposition during pendency of referral G 1/21

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Oral Proceedings before EPO Opposition Divisions – VC mandatory from January 2021 – will the Board of Appeal follow?

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IAM Patent 1000 2020

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MIP IP Stars 2020

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Video: No-Deal Brexit Scenario Planning for Intellectual Property

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HGF continue to be highly ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 rankings

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IAM Patent 1000 2019

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Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - Brexit Training; IP Strategies

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Birmingham Business Magazine May/June 2020 "Intellectual Assets" (pp35-36)

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Conferences: 2020

November 20th 2020

Boards of Appeal Key Decisions 2020

Attended

CSR

Chris provides pro bono IP support to a number of business incubators in the West Midlands area, including the Bizz Inn in Birmingham.

Chris regularly talks at various events to provide IP training.

Chris was, until recently, the principal examiner for the UK patent attorney professional examinations (FD4 Infringement and Validity) and is now becoming a mentor for trainees.

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Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars & Firm Rankings 2021

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The EPO ‘How To’ guide for antibody applications in Europe

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Opportunities for additional pharmaceutical product patent protection in Europe, based on the use of a drug to treat a patient exhibiting a biomarker indicative of drug response. Recent years have …

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The Internet of Medical Things

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 …

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Covid-19 vaccine patent waivers

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 …

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G1/21 hearing at the EPO

Follow this page for the updates from G1/21 hearing at the EPO on 28th May 2021. HGF Partners Dr Chris Moore and Douglas Drysdale will be reporting all the key …

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