Working primarily with private individuals, start-ups, SMEs and Universities, Rob has experience working across a wide range of technical areas and with clients from a variety of backgrounds. He is responsible for drafting and prosecuting UK, European and International patent applications and has particular experience in handling patent in the areas of medical devices, robotic vehicles, fluid pumping and control systems and construction technologies.
Rob is always interested to learn about new ideas, and particularly enjoys discussing how these can be developed into a commercial offering that will differentiate these new products and services from those that already exist.
Rob believes understanding what each client's business aims are and how their technology impacts this, is core to providing an IP strategy that is sustainable for the business in the long term.
Clinical Medicine Research
Intellectual Property Law
Rob is a tutor for trainees preparing to sit the Advanced IP Law and Practice paper (FD1/P2) as part of HGF’s in-house tutorial scheme.
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Using SleepCogni as a case study, we look at some key ways that IP can help start-ups to develop their technology and secure investment. SleepCogni is a SleepTech start-up who …Read article
The University of Hong Kong is hosting a webinar on ‘IP Management: AI and 5G in healthcare’ on 9th December 2021 with HGF’s Partner Dr Chris Benson and Patent Director …Event details
Join our webinar on 1st December, where speakers from Shiga, one of the leading IP firms in Japan, will present on ‘Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips …Event details
It is now eight years since the first lab-grown burger was unveiled by a team of scientists at Maastricht University, but since then the path to market has been slow. …Read article
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