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
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …Read article
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The 2021 EPO Guidelines provide much needed guidance on how to protect antibodies in Europe. Biological drugs including therapeutic antibodies have become increasingly important to the pharmaceutical industry. The European …Read article
Opportunities for additional pharmaceutical product patent protection in Europe, based on the use of a drug to treat a patient exhibiting a biomarker indicative of drug response. Recent years have …Read article
Exploring the growth of patents for connected medical devices, and how best to protect them. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to change our lives by creating a connected …Read article
To waive, or not to waive, that is the question. The earliest identified date of a patient presenting with symptoms of a “novel coronavirus” in Wuhan, China is reported to …Read article
HGF is sponsoring WIPR Trademarks Live conference 2021 with Partner Lee Curtis speaking on 8th June. WIPR Trademarks Live is designed to provide critical and timely insights from leading trademark …Event details
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