Dr
Jerry
Bretherton

Patent Director

Edinburgh Office Glasgow Office

Telephone. 44(0) 131 220 7500
Mobile. +44(0) 792 024 6179
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Jerry has over a decade of experience in the patent profession, specialising in chemical and mechanical technologies, with experience of medical device, chemical formulation, solid state and process chemistries, composites and other materials cases. As well as drafting and prosecuting patent applications, he provides FTO and strategic IP advice and handles oppositions and other oral proceedings before the EPO.

He has a broad range of expertise dealing with medical devices, including pulse oximetry, laryngoscopy and latterly a wide range of transcatheter devices. Jerry’s practice also includes chemical and materials technologies, renewable energy and petrochemical technologies, aerospace and composites technologies, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Jerry spent time in industrial R&D and university technology transfer, before joining the patent profession in 2007.

Jerry has extensive experience of drafting and prosecuting applications before the EPO and UKIPO, and managing international patent portfolios. In addition, he has advised his clients on patent infringement and validity, and assisted in due diligence on behalf of his clients.

Jerry holds a first class M. Chem from the University of Oxford and went on to obtain a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in the field of solid state NMR spectroscopy.

On returning to the UK Jerry spent time in industrial R&D and university technology transfer, before joining the patent profession in 2007. He moved to the Edinburgh office of HGF in September 2015, from another top-tier UK firm.

Specialisms

  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy
  • Material science
  • Petrochemicals
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry

Industries

  • Aerospace & defence icon Aerospace & defence
  • Energy icon Energy
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices

Services

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

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MCHEM

University of Oxford

PHD

University of British Columbia

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