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
May 18th 2023
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that revised Official Fees will apply to payments made on or after Monday 1st April 2024. The majority of fees will increase by …Read article
HGF are proud Event Partners of CAR-TCR Europe, which is due to go ahead from 27th – 29th February at ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock in London. This is the European hub …Event details
In an unprecedented move, the MHRA has approved a CRISPR gene editing therapy ‘Casgevy’ for the treatment of sickle cell disease and beta-thalassaemia in patients with recurrent vaso-occlusive crises. The Casgevy …Read article
HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language seminar on “Invention and patent searches in public databases” in Salzburg and Dresden. The seminar will showcase how public databases …Event details
“Medical devices and bioinformatics / AI diagnostic feedback – law and practice in Europe and Japan” The EPC does not allow ‘medical use’ claims for medial devices. So how do …Event details
A patent is a legal right that enables the patent holder to prevent others from making and using their invention in the country where the patent is granted. To many …Read article
Order of the classifications listed on the front of a patent and why it matters? On 1 June 2023, ASTELLAS INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE lodged a statement of revocation of …Read article
HGF is pleased to invite you to our upcoming German-language webinar in cooperation with the BVIZ on “In- and Out-licensing of Technologies” on 16th of November 2023. The webinar will …Event details
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