Dr. Jonathan D.M. Atkinson HGF Limited, UK

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Biography

Jonathan has a degree in chemistry and doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry from Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Scientist. Jonathan is a partner and shareholder of HGF Limited and is the Head of the Asia Team at HGF.... read more

Jonathan’s practice involves providing commercially-focused advice on patent origination, patent strategy and portfolio management, licensing and due diligence, prosecuting and defending European patent oppositions, and conducting patent litigation in the UK and Europe.

His practice draws on this variety of experience and extends to a wide range of chemical and pharmaceutical subject matter. Jonathan’s practice in the pharmaceutical area has covered both contentious and non-contentious issues and he has provided external consultancy services to a number of large pharmaceutical companies over the last 20 years.

His practice involves providing commercially focused advice to C-suite business leaders, R&D groups, and public institutions on all aspects of patent strategy and portfolio management. His practice includes obtaining and defending patent rights, providing opinions on freedom to operate where third party intellectual property rights exist, conducting due diligence to support corporate acquisition and licensing deals, challenging third party patent rights and pan-European pharmaceutical litigation.

Jonathan has worked on a number of high profile pharmaceutical matters including working as part of the patent drafting / procurement team for Viagra TM; prosecution and litigation surrounding Augmentin TM, Ritalin TM and Fosrenol TM; opposition / appeal work on Zithromax TM; and due diligence work to support the acquisitions of New River Pharmaceuticals (VyvanseTM) and Renovo.

In the non-pharmaceutical area, Jonathan also works extensively on advanced materials and he has been responsible for filing all of the foundation patents for graphene on behalf of Manchester University’s Nobel Prize winners Geim and Novoselov. Other advanced materials include high performance steel, nickel alloys and ceramics for automotive and aerospace applications and polymers.

Jonathan’s clients include large and small companies, universities, and government funded organisations.