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Graham Crofts

Partner

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 with distinction in Applied Optics and a Ph.D. in Laser Optics.

Career History

Graham joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2001 and qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2006. He is also a Chartered Patent Attorney, having been awarded the Drafting Prize in the UK professional examinations. He became a partner in 2018.

Prior to entering the IP profession, Graham worked for several years as a postdoctoral research associate at Imperial College London, conducting experimental, computational and theoretical research into non-linear optical phase conjugation processes and publishing widely in the field of photonics.

Graham Crofts

Partner

Graham deals with all aspects of patent and design-related work, including advising on the validity and infringement of patents and assisting with IP due diligence exercises, but his core work is the drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide. He works with clients across a broad spectrum of technology within the IT and engineering fields, including software, e-commerce, telecommunications, and photonics.

Main specialisms
Graham’s technical expertise encompasses a wide range of subject matter which spans optical components, telecommunication systems and protocols, semiconductor technology, medical devices and audio technology. More specific examples include:

• lasers
• LED lighting control
• vehicle headlamp systems
• intra-ocular lenses
• mobile networks
• audio signal processing
• encryption
• memory devices
• mass transit systems
• coating technology
• liquid distillation systems

Clients
Graham works with a diverse spread of UK and overseas clients, ranging from private inventors and start-up companies in the UK through to SMEs and large multinational corporations. Notable clients include an award winning UK audio technology company, a Forbes listed company in the transportation sector, and a world leading producer of memory storage devices.

Memberships
• Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
• European Patent Institute (EPI)

Noted for:
Graham seeks to provide practical and commercial advice to clients for protecting and leveraging innovation in their business by developing an IP strategy that is fit for purpose and supports their business plan and aims. He draws on many years’ experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications for diverse inventions to inform this.

Interests
Outside of the office, Graham enjoys good food and spending time with his family. He is also a keen amateur genealogist.