Mr
Kieran
Killough

Partner & Patent Attorney

Manchester Office

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 734 288 6180
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Kieran has over 13 years' experience advising clients on IP matters relating to physics and engineering technologies. Specialist technical areas include medical devices, automotive, graphene, subsea engineering, particle accelerators, detectors, spectroscopy and microscopy.

Kieran's practice focuses mainly on the identification and procurement of IP rights and he routinely works with clients to maximise the value that may be extracted from R&D work undertaken. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and is skilled at formulating innovative strategies that strike an effective balance between protection of commercially valuable concepts and clients' budgets.

Kieran represents a wide range of clients from start ups to universities and international organisations. He is experienced in handling large global patent portfolios and works with associates across the world to provide his clients with proactive, commercially-focused advice, ensuring that the IP strategy complements his clients' objectives.

In addition to drafting and prosecution work, Kieran has experience of handling contentious matters relating to patent infringement and entitlement issues. Kieran has attended hearings before the European Patent Office's Examining Division, Opposition Division and Boards of Appeal, as well as the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), achieving positive outcomes for his clients in each forum.

Specialisms

  • Automotive systems
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Subsea technology

Industries

  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Energy icon Energy
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices

Services

  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


MSCI

Physics

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

Intellectual Property Law

Recognition

Michael Jones Prize

Highest mark achieved in one of the UK professional qualifying exams

Publications

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

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