HGF are pleased to announce further expansion with the arrival of Nick Manley who joins the HGF Manchester office as a Partner.
Nick advises clients of all types, including start-up companies, universities, SMEs and large multinational organisations.
Nick has particular experience in the engineering and automotive sectors, and of oil and gas exploration devices, medical devices, radiation treatment devices and optics and is also involved in the protection of CIIs, including vehicle navigation devices, wireless communications and image manipulation.
Nick has extensive experience at the European Patent Office, including its Examining and Opposition Divisions and the Boards of Appeal.
Nick also has litigation experience in the United Kingdom, Germany and The Netherlands.
In addition to being a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, Nick is a registered trade mark attorney and holds a Higher Courts Litigation Certificate.
HGF’s strategic plans to increase the Partnership follows a year of growth including the merger of HGF & Patronus IP which extended its reach across Germany and Austria in Munich, Heidelberg, Salzburg and the opening of a second office in Ireland in Dublin, taking the total to 22 offices throughout the UK and Europe.
The firm continues to see tremendous growth and success and has recently been named by The Financial Times as one of Europe’s leading Patent Law firms 2019.
Lucy Johnson, Head of the Engineering team, commented:
“HGF has strategic plans for 2020 and will continue to expand across Europe.
The firm is delighted to welcome Nick to HGF’s engineering team. Nick comes with valuable experience and his expertise will further strengthen our specialist engineering team.”