Craig Thomson, Partner, HGF IP Limited
Craig has considerable experience in providing pragmatic, commercially focused advice to a wide-range of clients and in relation to MedTech, biotechnological and pharmaceutical inventions. As well as patent drafting and prosecution, Craig advises on the development of company-wide IP strategies, preparing for or carrying out funding/acquisition due diligence, and advising on aggressive/defensive strategies in relation to third party IP.
Having worked closely with multi-national corporations, Craig is aware of the particular challenges associated with efficiently prosecuting large multi-national patent portfolios, whilst keeping them relevant to the business. He values this experience as it has helped him to provide expert guidance to SMEs as they grow or prepare for acquisition, and to academic institutions as they seek commercial collaborators. As an Irish and European qualified patent attorney, Craig advises a number of businesses in the MedTech sector in Ireland and was the IP mentor at Bioexel in NUIG. In the MedTech field, Craig has advised on an array of technologies, including cardiovascular implantable devices, microfluidic devices, catheters, electro-physiological and imaging diagnostic devices and coating technologies.