Overview:

Craig is a qualified UK and European patent attorney with experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a wide range of technical fields, including mechanical engineering, imaging and optical systems, medical devices, consumer products, industrial chemistry, semiconductor technologies, and software. Craig also has experience of handling contentious proceedings at the European Patent Office and in commercially important overseas territories.

Before becoming a patent attorney, Craig obtained his DPhil in gas-phase molecular reaction dynamics from the University of Oxford and was awarded the Springer Thesis Prize for his DPhil thesis, which led to its publication as a monograph.

Experience:

  • Awarded two prizes for the highest marked exam paper during qualification, including for the notoriously difficult infringement and validity UK finals paper
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting the entire patent portfolio for a new university spin-out company that utilises machine learning to provide personalised cardiovascular risk prediction
  • Directing the strategy for the defence of high-value patents in overseas invalidation proceedings
  • Handling complex contentions proceedings at the European Patent Office, successfully challenging the conduct of the Opposition Division at oral proceedings