HGF recruits patent law expert from AZ

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Mike Nelson HGF (web) Patent and trademark firm Harrison Goddard Foote (HGF) has recruited AstraZeneca’s Principal Patent Attorney as its new Patent Director.

Mike Nelson has joined HGF’s pharmaceutical team, based in its Leeds office, where his industry experience will assist clients in building a commercial development strategy around their patents and brands.

HGF covers intellectual property (IP) protection for new drug molecules, formulations, drug delivery technologies and life cycle management.

Jonathan Couchman, a partner at HGF, commented: “In pharmaceuticals, we are one of a few European IP firms able to provide high level commercial and technical excellence to the industry, and with Mike Nelson we can build further on this existing platform, especially in commercial strategy.”

“HGF is currently one of the fastest growing intellectual property specialists in the UK,” said Mike Nelson. “This growth stems from its proactive approach and understanding of its client’s business needs. Together with the considerable technical expertise and industrial experience of its attorneys, HGF provides clients with an unrivalled intellectual property service.”

HGF advises on all aspects of IP from its offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Birmingham, Oxford, Manchester, Sheffield and York. It has six specialist business groups including pharmaceuticals.