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.
Physics (First Class Honours)
June 27th 2022
May 10th 2021
March 3rd 2020
June 27th 2019
March 14th 2019
Bioforward, OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event is set to take place at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Tuesday 26th September 2023. This event is designed to provide the support, skills, know-how …Event details
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Time: 14.00 – 15.00 UTC HGF Patent Director, Dr Janine Swarbrick will be speaking on the upcoming Lexology webinar: Across Continents: Exploring Common Ground and Contrasts in Patenting Software Inventions …Event details
We are happy to announce the Leaders League rankings for 2023 are now live, and HGF is basking in the spotlight with multiple mentions across various categories. This recognition reaffirms …Read article
Any electronic communications sent from the EPO on or after 1 November 2023 will no longer have the “ten day rule” applied to them. This means that electronic correspondence are …Read article
HGF is organising a German-speaking seminar series in Salzburg, Dresden, and Hamburg. Dates September 5, 2023 at 17:30 – Dresden September 7, 2023 at 17:30 – Hamburg – CANCELLED September …Event details
HGF is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 and Tier 2, and highly recommended in the latest Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings for patent work. Managing Intellectual Property has published …Read article
IAM Patent 1000 the world’s leading patent professionals 2023 guide has now been published and we are delighted to have 31 attorneys recognised as world-class individuals in the guide. The …Read article
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