Graham has technical expertise and experience across a wide spectrum of engineering technologies. He has a particular interest in medical device technology but is comfortable handling subject matter in many other areas of technology, including the fields of automotive, aeronautical, mechanical, oil and gas, electro-mechanical, and manufacturing engineering. Graham also has a lot of experience in handling computer-related inventions.
In addition to managing large IP portfolios, both for domestic and international companies, Graham often spends time advising and working with smaller companies, including start-ups and SMEs, helping them to develop and implement IP strategies that meet their commercial and strategic goals.
Having performed various IP roles in a variety of different organisations, Graham has extensive experience in all aspects of IP life-cycle management, in particular the creation of patent rights through patent drafting and prosecution of applications at IP offices worldwide, the defence and enforcement of those patent rights, due diligence (including for acquisition), product clearance (FTO) and product launch strategies.
Always approachable, Graham has a knack of being able to break down complex IP issues into manageable bite-size chunks for his clients to understand and digest. Graham believes that regular meetings and contact are important for understanding a client’s business and being able to provide the appropriate strategic IP advice at all times.
In his spare time, Graham enjoys travelling and exploring new places. He used to race go-karts, but now prefers the slightly more leisurely pursuits of golf and cycling at the weekend. He does still get his adrenaline kicks from skiing during the winter season, however.