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.
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 …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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