Dr
Michael
Holmes

Patent Director

Manchester Office

Chemistry

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 787 911 5005
Email. [email protected]

Experience

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.

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
Europe

Trade Mark Attorney

Chartered (UK)
Europe


MCHEM

1st Class MChem (Oxon) in Chemistry

PHD

PhD (Manc) in Chemistry

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