Mike is a talented and experienced Patent Attorney (chemistry and pharmaceutical specialist), whose sharp strategic focus and passion for business lends a generous commercial edge to the legal services he offers. He has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications, and has managed many significant global patent portfolios on behalf of some of the world’s major industrial giants.
Mike frequently delivers legal opinions (e.g. freedom-to-operate, due diligence, and patentability) alongside cogent strategic advice to facilitate clients’ decision making at board and technical/operational levels. He often works closely with HGF’s IP solicitors, both in litigation and contractual matters, as part of a full service IP team. Mike's work on pan-European litigation teams has also delivered huge rewards for his blue-chip clients.
1st Class MChem (Oxon) in Chemistry
PhD (Manc) in Chemistry
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The 2022 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Madrid on 20-23 September. This year’s conference will focus on celebrating marks. The various sessions will address in particular how sustainability …Event details
HGF will be exhibiting at The North East Automotive Alliance’s flagship Expo on 29th September 2022. The event is an industry highlight for companies operating within the region’s automotive supply …Event details
WIPR Trademarks Los Angeles will be held on 22nd September 2022. The event will bring together 100+ brand protection experts to discuss key strategic trademark management issues. WIPR Trademarks Los …Event details
Medical Technology Ireland Conference 2022 will be held on 21-22 September at the Galway Racecource. Medical Technology Ireland is a new high-profile National and International event attracting global suppliers to …Event details
The case Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzelli provided an Opinion on 12th May 2022 in a case being heard by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), originating from …Read article
A look at whether you own and control what you buy in the space. First things first, let’s define the metaverse The metaverse can be described as a network of …Read article
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