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Adrian Hayes

Head of Chemical and Materials

Adrian Hayes Partner

Adrian, Head of the Chemical and Materials Group, is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

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



PAMIA: Director


Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

LLM, Nottingham Law School

MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge





Practice areas


Chemical engineering processes


General organic chemistry

Household products

Inorganic chemicals



Water treatment

Wood products

The Anchorage
34 Bridge St
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Recommended Individual by IAM Patent 1000, 2023

Recognised as a Patent star, MIP awards 2023

Recognised as a star, MIP awards 2022

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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