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.
Intellectual Property Law
Highest mark achieved in one of the UK professional qualifying exams
July 20th 2021
January 27th 2020
September 26th 2019
January 28th 2019
Summary Mr Justice Meade has revoked Bristol Myers Squibb’s (BMS) European patent No. EP1427415 (EP’415) and corresponding supplementary protection certificate (SPC) that relate to the compound Apixaban (ELIQUIS) for lack …Read article
After a challenging couple of years, we are delighted to invite you to join us for HGF’s eighth annual IP in Healthcare Conference. We will review the latest intellectual property …Event details
HGF is holding a webinar and an in-person event covering the UPC in Germany and Austria this Spring. The provisional phase of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is now underway …Event details
HGF hosted a webinar on Wednesday 23rd March on Getting your first filing right. One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is: “when should we file?” Both …Event details
HGF Patent Attorney Dr Robert Weinert-Aplin is attending and speaking at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference on 10th March 2022 in Milton Keynes, UK. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain …Event details
HGF Partner and Patent Attorney Craig Thomson and Patent Director Dr Jennifer Bailey write an article for The Microbiome Times on ELIGO v SNIPR: a reflection on IP strategies in …Read article
With news that the Austrian parliament has ratified the Protocol on the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on 2 December 2021, the Unified Patent Court …Read article
One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is “when should we file?” Both timing and content of a first filing should be important strategic decisions. This is …Read article
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