Gary Wilson

IAM Research

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Gold - Individuals: prosecution

HGF is one of Europe’s most prominent patent attorney outfits, and of its 22 offices across the United Kingdom and the continent, three are in Scotland. From bases in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow it provides the gamut of services to the Scottish market, combining local knowledge with the international outlook inherent in a firm of its size. Driving the practice forward is Glasgow-based Gary Wilson, who heads the chemistry team and has been with the firm since it set up shop in Scotland in 2007. “Gary is an exceptional practitioner and one of the most responsive agents I have ever worked with. He always gives practical, thoughtful and client-appropriate advice, which makes it considerably easier to navigate EPO practice. Our clients always have only praise for his advice. Gary has an extremely capable team of people who work with him at HGF and we have the utmost faith in their abilities. What makes Gary and his team’s service even more remarkable is that they manage to provide truly customised and personalised service to all our clients, which is something that is quite rare for a firm of HGF’s size.” Also in Glasgow is Andrew McGettrick, an expert patent drafter who knows almost everything there is to know about electronics, photonics and physics, and Susan Elizabeth Keston, who excels when patenting computer-implemented inventions on the borderline of patentability. Heading the operation in Edinburgh is Jamie Thomson, and working alongside him is Jeremy Bretherton – Thomson is known for his involvement in complex and high-profile EPO oppositions for patrons of all stripes, while Bretherton provides international portfolio advice to companies in fields as varied as medical devices andaerospace.

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