Craig Thomson, Partner HGF Limited
Craig has considerable experience in providing pragmatic, commercially focused advice to a wide-range of clients and in relation to a range of medical and biotechnological fields, including MedTech. 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.
In the field of MedTech, Craig has advised on protection strategies relating to, for example, cardiovascular implantable devices, microfluidic devices and catheters, as well as diagnostic technologies. 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. Lessons learned from this experience help him to understand how to present IP for SME-clients in a way that attracts the attention of large corporates.
Craig originally studied Physiology and Pharmacology and was a Patent Examiner, prior to becoming a qualified Irish and European Patent Attorney. Craig is a Partner in HGF Limited.