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Graham Crofts

Senior Associate

Graham Crofts | Patent Attorney

Qualifications

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Graham graduated with a first class Honours Degree in Physics from Imperial College, University of London, remaining there to take a Masters Degree in Applied Optics and a Ph.D. in Laser Optics.

Career History

Graham joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2001. He qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2006 and is also a Chartered Patent Attorney, having been awarded the Drafting Prize for the highest mark in the UK Patent Finals drafting examination. He became a senior associate in 2008.

Prior to this, he worked for several years in academic research at Imperial College London, publishing widely in the field of photonics.

Graham Crofts

Senior Associate

Graham works with a variety of UK and overseas clients, ranging from private inventors and start-up companies through to large multinational corporations. His expertise covers a wide range of subject matter from mechanical devices through to computer-implemented inventions and e-commerce. Examples include strapping machines, audio signal encoding, digital message monitoring and VoIP equipment, but his technical specialism remains photonics and allied fields where he has clients developing LED devices for ecolighting and polarization control techniques for optical telecommunications.

Graham deals with all aspects of patent-related work, including advising on the validity and infringement of patents, and has assisted several companies during due diligence exercises, but his core work is the drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide.

Outside of work Graham enjoys walking, foreign travel, and entertaining his young daughter.