Will joined HGF in September 2018 having graduated from Newcastle University with First-Class Honours in Chemistry (MChem) with Industrial Training. Will qualified as a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney in July 2022.
During the third year of his degree, Will undertook an industrial placement at a large pharmaceutical company working as a Synthetic Organic Chemist in the lead optimisation stage of the drug discovery process. Additionally, as part of his final year Master's project, Will investigated the catalytic properties of polymer immobilised ionic liquid stabilised gold nanoparticles and their application in aqueous phase reduction of nitroarenes.
Since joining HGF, Will has gained experience in patent drafting, patent prosecution and freedom-to-operate matters in a range of technical fields. Will has particular experience in the fields of pharmaceuticals, organic synthesis, graphene, polymer chemistry and medical devices.
Chemistry with Industrial Placement Year
Potential obstacles to obtaining patent protection in Europe for an improvement in a general method for machine learning have been highlighted by a recent decision (T0702/20) from the EPO Board …Read article
The possibility of quantum computing was first seriously proposed in the early 1980s and is widely regarded as having enormous potential to deliver a step change in the complexity of …Read article
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention, The European Patent Office (EPO) is running a collaborative art competition for primary schools on the topic …Event details
The 5th Annual MarketsandMarkets Next Gen Microbiome and Probiotics Conference will take place in San Diego on the 8th-9th of February. This conference will enable you to learn about microbial …Event details
CIPA hosted a webinar to discuss ‘Enhancing diversity in the patent profession.’ Date Tuesday 17 January, 2023 Time 12.30pm – 1.30pm (GMT) Equity, diversity and inclusion has been in the …Event details
When visiting CES’ one thing that struck me was the number of companies demonstrating LiDAR technology. LiDAR has been around since the 1960s and was originally developed for aerospace use, …Read article
Can we find a balance between intellectual property rights and public health needs when tackling the climate crisis? “The world faces a critical juncture. A health-centred, aligned response to the …Read article
It is just over 10 years since the Science publication of Jinek et al. showed for the first time that DNA cleavage could be achieved in vitro with a Cas9 …Read article
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