Simon began his patent career in private practice before joining the in-house department of a FTSE 100 multinational chemical company in 2012. As an in-house attorney, Simon was responsible for the patent portfolios of a contentious product area in the automotive catalysts sector. He has considerable experience in handling oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office, and providing advice on patent validity and freedom-to-operate.
Simon returned to private practice in 2018 when he joined the London office of HGF. He draws on both his private practice and in-house experience to provide commercially-focused advice to his clients in relation to all patent matters.
1st class, Oxford University
DPhil, Organometallic Chemistry, Oxford University
Simon is a mentor for Oxford University’s Crankstart Careers Mentoring Programme.
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Bioforward, OBN’s ‘Roadmap for Growth’ Life Sciences event is set to take place at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Tuesday 26th September 2023. This event is designed to provide the support, skills, know-how …Event details
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