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Gold - Individuals: prosecution
Priding itself on its commercially focused, solutions-oriented service, prosecution shop Hindles has made both the life sciences and the electronics industry its own. Its group of European patent attorneys combines limitless procedural knowledge with a diversity of specialisms, ensuring it can quickly get to grips with even the knottiest technical subject matter. Giving the set its name is Alistair Hindle, who began work as a patent attorney in 2002 after a stint as a research scientist. His wheelhouse is broad, covering engineering, electronics, software and medical devices; and he is on speed dial for start-ups and SMEs looking to develop smart patent portfolio strategies. Similarly versatile is his fellow director Robert Gregory, a prolific prosecutor and reliable EPO advocate whose strategically-minded advice in areas from pharmaceuticals to oil and gas is informed by a PhD in chemistry.