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
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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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Cambridge Information & Intellectual Property Meeting (CIIPM) will be held on 15th December and HGF Patent Director Dr Simon Turberville will be attending and speaking. CIIPM meetings promote knowledge sharing …Event details
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Medical Technology Ireland Conference will be held on 20-21 October 2021 at the Galway Racecourse. Medical Technology Ireland Conference features presentations by leading international medical device experts with thought-provoking guest …Event details
HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …Event details
HGF’s Attorney-At-Law Olivia Petter will be speaking at the WIPR Patents Live Broadcast on Tuesday 26th October. WIPR Patents Live is a programme that gives you access to unmissable live …Event details
IPBC Europe: Leadership Summit will be held in-person on 4-5 October in Dublin. The conference is the top European gathering of senior corporate IP professionals. It will be covering the …Event details
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