Before joining HGF in 2016, John worked for four years in the in-house attorney team of Rolls-Royce Plc, and for five years in private practice. Experienced in patent drafting and portfolio management, he is recognised for his high and cost-effective success rate in prosecution. He also has particular skills in clearance and opinion work, using tried and tested approaches whilst tailoring for budget, time-frame, scale and risk appetite.
John is a fully qualified Chartered and European Patent Attorney. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London (which he passed with distinction) and an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Warwick, UK.
John is highly experienced in the field of gas turbine engine design, manufacture and operation. He has also practiced in technology fields including telecommunications, automotive components and systems, navigation systems, construction, medical devices, ablution systems, bar equipment and composites.
Having experienced a well developed mid-size in-house team and participated in the evolution of its management and administrative systems, John can assist with developing a client’s Intellectual Property management infrastructure. His in-house experience also means he is comfortable liaising with all business functions and in particular inventors and managers at all levels of seniority.
John strives to achieve an in-house department style experience for his clients, proactively working to fully understand their businesses and to improve their Intellectual Property understanding. The hallmark of this approach is the provision of clear and comprehensive advice suited to the client’s unique commercial circumstances.
Management of Intellectual Property
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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