HLK’s Green Tech team offers extensive experience and expertise in protecting innovations in the environmental sector. Members of the team have substantial technical expertise in a wide range of technological fields, including low carbon energies, energy storage, recycling technologies and alternative plastics.

The team has a wealth of experience across the entire patent lifecycle, including drafting, prosecution and enforcement. We also offer expert knowledge on opportunities made available for applicants pursuing protection for environmental technologies, both in the UK and abroad. This in-depth understanding of prosecuting green technologies allows our team to support clients in achieving patent protection tailored to their individual needs.

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Meet the team

Below are the key members of the Green Tech team.

Andrew Dowling

UK and European Patent Attorney

Andrew completed his PhD at the Hopkinson Energy Laboratory in the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. Through this, Andrew gained a broad knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics and their application to clean energy technologies.  As a patent attorney, Andrew has worked on inventions relating to solar, wind and tidal power generation for large- and small-scale applications. Andrew also has experience of energy storage and smart power management technologies.

Equally comfortable representing universities, SMEs or larger corporate clients, Andrew particularly enjoys providing strategic advice relevant to a client’s commercial context. Over the years, Andrew has drafted hundreds of patent specifications over a wide range of technologies. Many of these patents have granted and become integral parts of our clients’ successful IP strategies. Andrew’s patent practice includes applications in a large number of countries, and he is particularly adept at managing patent portfolios across many jurisdictions.

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Greg Ward

UK and European Patent Attorney

Greg is a Partner in our Electronics & Communications team. He is recognised by both clients and colleagues as an expert in the fields of electronics and telecommunications, who brings a deep level of technical background knowledge to his work in the drafting and prosecution of patents. His drafting and prosecution practice spans a diverse range of technologies, including semiconductor and microelectromechanical devices, sensing equipment and techniques, and automotive technologies. His breadth of knowledge is particularly useful in the prosecution of applications which span several fields of technology, for example, inventions which include electrical and engineering elements. Greg’s practice encompasses a wide range of green technologies, with a particular focus on low carbon energy generation and storage techniques.

Andrew Sunderland

UK and European Patent Attorney

Andrew is a highly experienced patent attorney with a passion for Green Tech and making a positive environmental impact. Working across a broad range of technical fields, in particular consumer electronics, sensors and telecommunications, but with a background in mechanical and materials engineering, Andrew covers a number of key areas in climate change mitigation and materials recycling. Outside of his main role, Andrew volunteers his time to assist the organisers of The Earthshot Prize with IP-related matters.

Ari Sadr-Hashemi

Trainee Patent Attorney

Ari is a trainee patent attorney in our Electronics & Communications team. They graduated with a First in Physics from Imperial College London, with a thesis on the possible uses of nanotubes in semiconductor devices. They work with clients ranging from SMEs and universities to multinationals in various aspects of the patent process, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and advising on freedom-to-operate and infringement issues. Ari is particularly passionate about low carbon energy generation, on which they have published multiple articles as part of the HLK “Green Series”.

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