Mr
Michael
Nelson

Partner & Patent Attorney

Basel Office

Telephone. +41(0) 61 225 4480
Mobile. +41(0) 78 698 8690
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Michael is a specialist patent attorney in the in the pharmaceutical field and has more than 20 years of experience at all stages of a product, from early phase discovery to defending marketed pharmaceutical products. Michael acts for a wide range of clients including multinationals, SMEs, universities and research organisations.

Prior to joining HGF Michael worked "in-house" as a patent attorney for 13 years for AstraZeneca and use this experience and insight to advise clients and develop IP strategies that are focused on their commercial objectives.

His work covers patent drafting, global prosecution, patent term extensions and SPCs, freedom to operate analysis and opinions, regulatory exclusivity as well as significant experience in IP due diligence evaluation. Michael also handles EPO oppositions and appeals for his clients.

Specialisms

  • Pharmaceutical technologies

Industries

  • Agrochemicals icon Agrochemicals
  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Due diligence
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patent term extensions & SPCs
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Chartered (UK)
European


BSC

Physics (First Class Honours)

Publications

Opposition case studies

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Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine

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