Dr Richard Gillard

Chartered Patent and European Patent Attorney

Elkington and Fife LLP

Thavies Inn House
3-4 Holborn Circus
United Kingdom
PH: 44 (207) 79368812
Fax: 44 (207) 3534329
Email: [email protected].


Richard Gillard, has a PhD in nanotechnology, specifically molecular self-assembly. Richard read chemistry at the University of Birmingham spending one year at the University of Montpellier in France. He remained at Birmingham researching nanotechnology under the supervision of Professor Fraser Stoddart FRS obtaining his PhD in 1997. During his PhD, Richard published a number of papers in leading scientific journals.

Richard joined Elkington and Fife in 1997 and became a partner in 2004 having qualified as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2001 and a European Patent Attorney in 2002. Richard works in a wide range of disciplines, including nanotechnology. For example, Richard has worked on applications from nanoparticles to dendrimers to semiconducting nanocrystals. Richard has considerable experience of European prosecution, including oral proceedings.

Major Qualifications

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and a PhD in nanotechnology, specifically molecular self-assembly, from the University of Birmingham UK.

Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

Significant Employment History

Richard joined Elkington and Fife in 1997 and became a partner in 2004.

Services Offered

Richard would be happy to discuss any patenting issues relating to nanotechnology and can be contacted by phone or e-mail.

Commercial Details

Fee Charging structure and rates

Charging is based on an hourly rate with some fixed service charges. I would be happy to deal with preliminary queries without charge.


Availability and preferred contact route

I can be contacted by phone, fax, or e-mail.

Current availability status


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