Adrian Hayes

Partner

Adrian, Partner and 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.

Recent work

  • Successfully defended a global healthcare company’s patent against two opponents before both the Board of Appeal and the Opposition Division.
  • Successfully revoked a competitor’s patent on behalf of a large US corporate company operating in the chemistry sector.

Events

AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, October 2017

2015 – AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington DC

2014 – AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington DC

2013 – AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington DC

2012 – AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington DC

2011 – AILPA Annual Meeting, Washington DC

Chemical and Materials

Chemical and Materials
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Adrian Hayes

Contact me

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Phone this number +44 (0)20 7430 7500

Email this address ahayes@boult.com

My location

My location

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

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Chemical
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical

Practice areas

  • Catalysts
  • Chemical engineering processes
  • Cosmetics
  • General organic chemistry
  • Household products
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers
  • Water treatment
  • Wood products

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
Testimonials
'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

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