Robert Gregory

Robert Gregory

Director; UK and European Patent Attorney

Rob is an experienced European Patent Attorney and Chartered Patent Attorney. Recommended in The Legal 500 and identified as a leading practitioner in IAM Patent 1000, he provides clear, commercially relevant advice.

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.

His work includes: preparing and prosecuting patent applications; 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, e.g. assessing intellectual property portfolios, providing opinions on infringement and/or validity, IP due diligence analysis, providing guidance on and coordination of international strategies, and advising in relation to contentious matters.

Rob has an MA degree in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) from the University of Cambridge and a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Liverpool.  He has considerable expertise in working with a wide range of clients including universities, SMEs, individuals, large companies, investors and professional advisers including solicitors and accountants.  He joined Hindles in 2016 from another UK firm of patent and trade mark attorneys.

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences – Chemistry (MA)

University of Liverpool, Chemistry (PhD), “Biocatalytic Preparation and Chemistry of Some Novel Cyanohydrin Systems”

Robert Gregory is 'responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with'.

The Legal 500

[Robert Gregory provides] practical advice tailored to clients’ needs and objectives [and is] extremely well-versed in European patent law.

IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

There are not enough EPO practitioners like Robert [Gregory], who is both an expert in the law and a highly skilled strategist. I rely on him to prosecute my toughest and most problematic cases.

Commenter, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2019 edition