Richard has more than 30 years continuous working experience in private practice. He has encountered a broad and varied spectrum of possible situations and scenarios involving all sorts of IP challenges and requirements.
Certain essential elements of patent work align well with Richard's character. He enjoys the sense of chase he gets in fact finding and "stone turning". This means Richard is very adept at peeling back the layers of any matter to get quickly to the heart of it, legally, technically and commercially. He also has a particularly well-honed radar for identifying risk and opportunity, and then a creative imperative and internal driver to match. Richard finds the combinations of these skills serves him well in generating excellent cost effective commercial solutions to whatever patent challenges he is presented with.
Broadly, Richard's technical knowledge and experience comes under IPC codes: A01, A21, A22, A23, A24, A61, B01, B09, B82, C02, C04, C11, C12 (C12N, C12 Q), C13, C25 and C40.
More specifically: CRISPR; gene editing; riboswitches, nucleic acid sequencing; PCR based assays; nucleic acid-based diagnostics; antibodies (therapeutic or diagnostic), immunoaffinity purification; chimeric T cells and therapies; miRNA, siRNA, oncology; biomarkers; bioinformatics; enzymes; epigenetics; modified bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, plants, insects (mosquitoes), fish and fish feed, animals, plant secondary compounds; oligosaccharides; pest control; plant breeding tools; plant protection products; biodegradable packaging; sewage treatments; human pharmaceutical formulations (small molecules, proteins, antibodies); vaccines (anticancer, influenza); medical devices; ocular devices, diagnostics and therapies.
Natural Science (Oxon)
Patent Litigation (Nottingham Trent)
Plant Science (Wales)
“…excellent knowledge, experience and analytical acumen…”. (Legal 500 - 2011) “…superb…”’ (Legal 500 - 2012)
November 28th 2019
November 28th 2019
June 3rd 2019
HGF is sponsoring The Business of Science Conference 2021 on 7th October. Science and the commercialisation of science continues to be fundamental to the economic growth of the UK and …Event details
IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide has been published and HGF is delighted to have 4 Partners listed. The guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other …Read article
HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
HGF is sponsoring the Autonomous Vehicles Expo which is being held on 9th September. Autonomous Vehicles Expo will provide key insights from industry experts on how disruptive technological advances will …Event details
Oral proceedings by videoconference can be enforced by the EPO during the pandemic On 16 July 2021 the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) decided on referral G 1/21 regarding …Read article
HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
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