Fiona has a wide range of practical experience and specialises in patents in the chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare fields. Fiona's experience includes provision of advice and drafting patent applications in relation to pharmaceuticals, colour chemicals, pigments, polymer chemistry, personal care products, chemical synthesis and processes as well as medical devices.
Fiona's specialist areas of patent practice are predominantly within the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare spheres, and she also brings her wide-ranging practical experience to bear for clients with innovative technologies in other areas including chemical engineering, physics as well as in relation to registered designs for new products.
With extensive practical patent experience gained from 24 years in practice both at HGF and previously in industry, Fiona brings a customer-focussed approach to her work. Her practice is predominantly related to the chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare fields and specifically includes pharmaceuticals, colour chemicals and pigments, polymer chemistry, chemical synthesis and processes, as well as formulations for personal care products, and also medical devices. Her clients range from UK start-up companies and SMEs, to world leading universities and multi-national organisations with substantial patent portfolios.
Prior to joining HGF, Fiona worked in industry for 18 years, initially in research before qualifying as a patent attorney. Whilst working in the patent department of a global pharmaceutical company she was responsible for managing the patent portfolios for both marketplace pharmaceutical products and a range of high-value development drug compounds.
Fiona has been a judge on a range of innovation awards and mentored a range of trainee attorneys and support staff.
HGF is sponsoring The Business of Science Conference 2021 on 7th October. Science and the commercialisation of science continues to be fundamental to the economic growth of the UK and …Event details
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HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
HGF is sponsoring the Autonomous Vehicles Expo which is being held on 9th September. Autonomous Vehicles Expo will provide key insights from industry experts on how disruptive technological advances will …Event details
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HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
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