Mr
Craig
Watson

Partner & Patent Attorney

Aberdeen Office Edinburgh Office

Engineering

Telephone. +44(0) 1224 258 510
Mobile. +44(0) 752 792 866
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Craig has decades of experience working in patents in Aberdeen, protecting diverse technologies often relating to the energy sector, be it Oil and Gas or renewables.

He has particular experience working with clients for original drafting and subsequent prosecution of patents, and is a volunteer marker for the drafting and prosecution professional exams to become a European Patent Attorney, marking candidate answers in English and French.

He also assists clients in IP strategy tailored to follow their business goals, and has also gained valuable business knowledge through completing a number of Harvard Business School online courses including one on Disruptive Strategy.

He also enjoys advocating for clients at ex parte and inter parte oral proceedings at the European Patent Office, and outside work, was part of the Scottish team to win the JCI World Debating Championships.

Specialisms

  • Subsea technology

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • CleanTech icon CleanTech
  • Energy icon Energy

Services

  • Due diligence
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


BSC

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

MSC

MSc New Materials

OTHER

Core Credential, Pass with High Honors, Harvard Business School Online

OTHER

Disruptive Strategy, Harvard Business School Online

Recognition

Patent Star 2020 (Managing Intellectual Property)

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Publications

MIP IP Stars 2020

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

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HGF awarded 'Winner of the Prosecution Firm of the year' UK (Scotland) 2019 at the Managing IP - Global IP awards

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Conferences: 2020

October 2nd 2020

IP Monetisation and Trade

Speaker

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CSR

Craig is a volunteer marker for some European exams to qualify as a Patent Attorney, marking papers in English and French.

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Event - 9th June 2021

Webinar: Developing effective patent strategies for personalised medical devices in Europe and the US

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Event - 25th May 2021

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