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Kerry Rees

Partner, Patent Attorney
HGF Limited

Kerry’s primary focus is patent drafting, prosecution, opposition and appeals before the European Patent Office but he also has extensive experience in all phases of foreign patent prosecution. He also provides FTO/infringement advice. He undertakes work in a wide variety of technology areas including pharmaceuticals, biologicals, biochemistry, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, immunology and diagnostics including sequencing technologies. Kerry has a particular interest in food technology, including alt proteins, fermentation, cultured meat and cellular agriculture, food ingredients, food feed and food enzymology, advising a variety of companies at various stages of development on IP strategies to attract funding or IP due diligence in preparing for acquisition, and advising on proactive attacking or defensive strategies in relation to third party IP. Kerry acts for a wide range of clients including start-ups and investors, research institutions, universities and spin-outs, mid-size companies and international corporations. Kerry works with private equity and venture capital investors to assess and mitigate IP risks associated with an investment. Kerry particularly enjoys working with investee companies to develop IP strategies which support the business plan and to secure commercially relevant IP whether that be to secure funding or increase growth and market share.

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Key IP considerations for alternative protein startups

Are you a startup in the booming alternative protein space? This session will equip you with the crucial knowledge to navigate the intellectual property (IP) landscape...

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April 24, 2024
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The Future of Protein Production Chicago

The Meeting Place for Sustainable Protein Production in the Americas

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