Lloyd Hoarton

Managing Partner

UK Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney


Call: +44 (0) 238 097 0830
Email: lhoarton@forresters-ip.com
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Office Location: Southampton

Practice Areas

  • Advanced Materials & Processing
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Designs (registered and unregistered)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Licensing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Metallurgy
  • Software/Computing

I graduated in aerospace systems engineering at Southampton University. I handle patent and design prosecution work in diverse engineering fields including miniature precision motors, white goods, electro-medical devices, digital watermarking, social computing, cyber-security and nano-engineering whilst retaining an active involvement in encryption techniques, telecommunications, electronics and computer/software related inventions.

I manage patent and design litigation matters for my clients as well as conducting due diligence exercises on third party IP portfolios.  I delight in getting my clients the right form of protection for their innovations: be they football shirt designs, encryption techniques, gaming systems or aircraft seating.

I predominantly represent clients with UK originating work and European patent prosecution work as well as handling portfolios of non-European cases for national institutions. I regularly represent my clients in oral proceedings before the European Patent Office Examining Division, Opposition Division and Board of Appeal.

In the summer there is always the bike but it’s winter somewhere around the globe and travelling through mountains is where I like to be.