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 a silver sponsor of LSPN Europe 2022 on 29th November in London. This event will explore some of the biggest challenges facing the Life Sciences Patent Community right now …Event details
HGF is a premium sponsor of the pro-manchester Health Tech conference on Friday 9th December. This conference looks at exploring what new and innovative ideas have been developed in the past …Event details
From 1 November 2022, the EPO has announced changes to the procedure for remedying patent applications that contain parts that have been included erroneously and updated the procedure for filing …Read article
HGF is hosting a webinar on 10th November to discuss ‘Basics and news about Unified Patent Court’. Date 10th November, 2022 Time 14:00 – approx. 15:30 (CET) About the webinar …Event details
HGF is a gold sponsor of the Technology Patent Network Conference on Thursday 3rd November 2022 in San Jose. This conference looks at bringing together the industry’s most innovative companies …Event details
IIPLA 2022 USA is a two-day conference event taking place in Las Vegas on 10-11 October. Experts on Intellectual Property will share the stage to share fresh perspectives, data-driven approaches, …Event details
HGF hosted a webinar on 25th October to discuss ‘Litigating in the Unified Patent Court’. Date 25th October, 2022 Time Session 1 – 7:00 (BST) / 8:00 (CEST) / 15:00 …Event details
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