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Dr
Chris
Moore

Partner & Head of Oppositions and Appeals

Birmingham Office

Chemistry

Telephone. +44(0) 121 265 7930
Mobile. +44(0) 771 194 6028
Email. [email protected]
UPC Representative
Our team of specialist European patent litigators, oppositions specialists and patent attorneys bring together an extensive depth of legal and technical knowledge and are qualified to represent you in the UPC.

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), aerospace 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.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
Europe


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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IAM Patent 1000 2021

EPO oppositions are the metier of chemist and oppositions and appeals head Chris Moore

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MIP Patent Star 2021

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IP Star 2022

Chris is a "patent practice leader"

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IAM Patent 1000 2022

"[HGF] excels in oppositions and appeals too, and heading up the specialist division for this is chemical and engineering specialist Chris Moore, who appears in proceedings regularly, defending high-value and commercially crucial patents."

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Publications

IAM Patent 1000 2024

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Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings - IP Stars 2024

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Mondaq awards HGF for thought leadership in Germany

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The latest update on G1/22 & G2/22

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HGF is ranked as a top tier firm in Legal 500 UK 2024

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Leader's League Rankings 2023

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IP Stars 2023

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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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