Hindles welcomes new Head of Chemical Patents

Hindles welcomes new Head of Chemical Patents

We are delighted to welcome Dr Robert Gregory as our new director, to lead our expansion in the chemistry and life sciences sectors. Recommended in the latest edition of The Legal 500, Rob is a European Patent Attorney, Chartered UK Patent Attorney and European Design Attorney. He has worked in the patent profession for seventeen years, most recently as a partner in another established UK firm, and has an MA degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool.

With considerable expertise in working with a wide range of clients including universities, start-ups, SMEs, corporates, investors and professional advisers, Rob’s appointment augments our chemical expertise. He handles subject matter in a range of scientific fields and commercial areas. These include: chemistry, polymers, materials, fast moving consumer goods, paper and pulp-derived products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, small molecules, chemical engineering, therapeutic applications, medical inventions, ceramics, semiconductors, metallic materials, organic chemistry, environmental technology, mechanical engineering, oil and gas, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, disposable products, biodegradable products, environmental remediation, waste management, agriculture, pesticides and nutrition.

Director Alistair Hindle comments: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Rob to the team. It’s an exciting time for us as we’re experiencing a period of rapid expansion, with our existing clients going from strength-to-strength, and new client acquisitions not only in Scotland but also more broadly across the UK and from overseas. Rob’s arrival ensures we can keep pace with that demand and broadens our technical range.”

Rob adds: “The most effective IP advice is all about having the right people: attorneys who are not only experts in their scientific and legal fields, but also effective at distilling complex IP issues to clear and meaningful analysis on which clients can act. The team at Alistair Hindle Associates is highly skilled at this, and I am delighted to be joining them.”

Rob’s appointment enhances our offering in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemistry and life sciences fields; attacking or defending patents or patent applications (including handling oppositions before the European Patent Office and opinion procedures before the UK Intellectual Property Office); conducting hearings, appeals and entitlement proceedings; and all kinds of advice on patent matters including IP due diligence analysis and opinions on infringement and validity.

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