Richard’s practice encompasses drafting patent applications and overseeing their prosecution in the UK, Europe and overseas, opposing and defending granted patents before the European Patent Office, and advising on infringement and validity issues.
Richard is experienced in a wide range of technologies covering engineering and electronics. For instance, in the energy industry Richard has particular expertise in flexible pipes for oil fields, including electronic leak detection and other sensor systems. In the automotive industry Richard’s experience includes engine filtration systems and vehicle sensing systems. Richard’s experience in medical devices encompasses wound care and orthopaedic implants. In electronics Richard is an expert in mobile devices, communication networks and computer implemented inventions.
Richard works with a range of clients, from private individuals, universities and SMEs to large international corporations. As a result, he is experienced in providing advice on patent portfolio management and filing strategies.
Richard joined the profession in 2003 after working as a communications engineer following graduation in Electronic Engineering from the University of York, UK. He qualified as a UK Chartered Patent Attorney in 2006 and as a European Patent Attorney in 2007 whilst working for two other top tier firms of patent attorneys. Richard joined the York office of HGF in 2012.
Electronic Engineering, University of York
July 13th 2021
November 5th 2020
November 5th 2020
Richard is a mentor and tutor for trainee patent attorneys in preparation for their professional exams.
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After a challenging couple of years, we are delighted to invite you to join us for HGF’s eighth annual IP in Healthcare Conference. We will review the latest intellectual property …Event details
HGF is holding a webinar and an in-person event covering the UPC in Germany and Austria this Spring. The provisional phase of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is now underway …Event details
HGF hosted a webinar on Wednesday 23rd March on Getting your first filing right. One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is: “when should we file?” Both …Event details
HGF Patent Attorney Dr Robert Weinert-Aplin is attending and speaking at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference on 10th March 2022 in Milton Keynes, UK. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain …Event details
HGF Partner and Patent Attorney Craig Thomson and Patent Director Dr Jennifer Bailey write an article for The Microbiome Times on ELIGO v SNIPR: a reflection on IP strategies in …Read article
With news that the Austrian parliament has ratified the Protocol on the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on 2 December 2021, the Unified Patent Court …Read article
One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is “when should we file?” Both timing and content of a first filing should be important strategic decisions. This is …Read article
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