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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.

Memberships

AIPLA: Foreign Associate Member

CIPA

EPI

PAMIA: Director

Qualifications

Chartered UK Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

LLM, Nottingham Law School

MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Sectors

Chemical

Healthcare

Pharmaceutical

Practice areas

Catalysts

Chemical engineering processes

Cosmetics

General organic chemistry

Household products

Inorganic chemicals

Pharmaceuticals

Polymers

Water treatment

Wood products

John Eccles House
Robert Robinson Avenue
Oxford Science Park
Oxford
OX4 4GP
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Testimonials

Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2020

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

Adrian Hayes is “a wonderful practitioner – very sharp. It is really tremendous never any ego or posturing; he simply looks out for his client”. IAM Patent 1000, 2016

Recognised as a leading practioner in Euromoney's Expert Guide, Patents, 2016

Recognised as a leading practioner in Euromoney's Expert Guide, Patents, 2015

“I think he’s very bright, very thorough, and very responsive.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)

Adrian Hayes is noted for his "excellent presentation and pleading skills.” Legal 500, 2014

Recommended Individual, Prosecution - IAM Patent 1000, 2017

Lead Partner, UK Best Law Firms , Leaders League Magazine 2018

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