Neil has a background in Engineering having chanced upon the IP profession after completing an Engineering degree at the University of Strathclyde. He initially completed his training with a well-known Glasgow based firm. That was more than 35 years ago and Neil has gathered a wealth of experience in the IP field in that time. He has advised clients from private individuals, new start businesses and SMEs through to multi national organisations across a range of industries and the broad spectrum of their IP needs.
Being a dual qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorney lets Neil see the big picture for his clients and he provides pragmatic, sensible advice in a plain speaking style. Having himself helped set up, run and subsequently sold a successful private practice IP firm, Neil is well qualified to understand the challenges facing entrepreneurs and businesses today and how IP fits within that.
Having exited his previous business following its sale to a major competitor Neil joined HGF in 2008 shortly after the opening of HGF’s first Scottish office in Glasgow. Since then he has played a significant role in seeing HGF’s Scottish presence grow from small beginnings in a one room Glasgow office to having a major presence in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh with an expanding team now comprising more than 20 attorneys and a growing support team. Neil looks forward to assisting your business make the most of their IP assets.
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Consultant Neil McKechnie is “both personable and a great communicator”. “He is able to explain issues in a straightforward way, and provides level-headed, pragmatic advice at a transparent fee.”
HGF Trade Mark Director Claire Jones comments in the WIPR article on ‘Rolex: is the trademark world it’s Oyster?’. The article written by Sarah Speight looks at how the luxury …Read article
The possibility of quantum computing was first seriously proposed in the early 1980s and is widely regarded as having enormous potential to deliver a step change in the complexity of …Read article
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention, The European Patent Office (EPO) is running a collaborative art competition for primary schools on the topic …Event details
The 5th Annual MarketsandMarkets Next Gen Microbiome and Probiotics Conference will take place in San Diego on the 8th-9th of February. This conference will enable you to learn about microbial …Event details
CIPA hosted a webinar to discuss ‘Enhancing diversity in the patent profession.’ Date Tuesday 17 January, 2023 Time 12.30pm – 1.30pm (GMT) Equity, diversity and inclusion has been in the …Event details
When visiting CES’ one thing that struck me was the number of companies demonstrating LiDAR technology. LiDAR has been around since the 1960s and was originally developed for aerospace use, …Read article
The repackaging of pharmaceutical products by parallel importers is a long debated subject. The above question was reconsidered in a set of judgements by the CJEU in November last year …Read article
Can we find a balance between intellectual property rights and public health needs when tackling the climate crisis? “The world faces a critical juncture. A health-centred, aligned response to the …Read article
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