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Hindles team continues to grow

As part of our commitment to strengthen our physics, electronics and engineering team, we’re delighted that Darren Watters has joined us as a Trainee Patent Attorney. Darren has worked in the profession since 2016 and brings a wealth of expertise with a MPhys in Astrophysics from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in Physics from the University of Sheffield.

Darren’s PhD focussed on the characterisation and optimisation of donor-acceptor conjugated copolymers for applications in bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices. After completing his PhD, Darren continued his research into organic electronics at Ossila in which he developed perovskite precursor inks for air and nitrogen processing for the fabrication of solar cells, as well as formulating fabrication guides for a variety of polymer:fullerene blends for use in organic solar cells.

Alistair Hindle comments: “Darren impressed us with the strength of his expertise and his understanding of the patent issues businesses face, We’re delighted he has joined us and are confident he’ll be an excellent addition to our team.“

If you have a patent concern you’d like to discuss with a member of our team, call +44 (0)131 243 0660 or click here for more information.

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Hindles recommended in intellectual property guide

Hindles has been identified as a leading patent firm in the 2018 edition of ‘IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals’, published in June 2018.

The publication is based on recent research, interviews and feedback from peers and clients. We are particularly pleased that the guide recognises some of the characteristics which we believe are responsible for our organic growth. It refers to the qualities of our attorneys (‘making mouths water with the sophistication and seamlessness of their counsel’, and described as ‘very impressive scientifically minded individuals’), the clarity of our communication of complex legal concepts, and the high level of client service.

Alistair Hindle and Rob Gregory are also specifically recommended as leading individuals for patent prosecution. The guide recognises Alistair’s rigorous attention to client care, and his ‘affinity for working with start-ups that share his enterprising spirit and want to become world beaters’. Rob’s expertise in chemistry is mentioned, and he is recommended for providing ‘practical advice tailored to clients’ needs and objectives’ and being ‘extremely well-versed in European patent law’.

Details can be found here

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