He specialises in prosecuting applications worldwide and has particular expertise in relation to oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office. He provides opinions regarding the validity and infringement of patents, as well as advice for Initial Public Offerings. Adrian is widely known throughout the profession for his advocacy skills and regularly attends over 20 Opposition or Appeal Oral Proceedings before the European Patent Office every year.
His extensive experience covers a wide range of chemical fields including: general organic chemistry, polymers, pharmaceuticals, catalysts, household products, photography, cosmetics, wood products, water treatment, inorganic chemicals and chemical engineering processes.
Adrian has an MA Cantab (Natural Sciences) from the University of Cambridge and a LLM from Nottingham Law School.
AIPLA: Foreign Associate Member
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
LLM, Nottingham Law School
MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
Lead Partner, UK Best Law Firms , Leaders League Magazine 2018
“I think he’s very bright, very thorough, and very responsive.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)
Hayes is “very experienced in both law and practice, including handling oral proceedings.” The client adds: “He is fast in understanding matters and in recommending actions and has delivered many good outcomes.” MIP IP Stars Patent Editorial, client comment, 2018
Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2020
Recommended individual, IAM Patent 1000, 2021
Listed as a World Leading Patent Professional, 2022, by IAM Patent 1000
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