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

Decision of the EBoA regarding G1/21

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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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