Craig TitmusUK & European Patent Attorney
Craig holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry, as well as a PhD in biotechnology. He works on a wide variety of technical subjects, specialising in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry and life sciences. In The Legal 500 it is noted that Craig is an 'excellent' patent attorney, with 'strong technical backgrounds and highly developed legal skills’ (2017). Craig, who 'garners rave reviews for his life sciences adroitness' is featured as a Recommended Individual in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000, and is noted for being "a true strategic partner, helping clients far beyond the scope of their existing engagements."
Qualifications: BSc PhD (Cantab) EPA CPA
Craig’s practice covers diverse biotechnological subject-matter, with a particular focus on vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutic antibodies and peptide conjugates and biofuels. Craig has significant experience of European and international patent prosecution, and coordinates global IP strategies for a range of clients including start-ups, SMEs, universities, large corporations and the UK Government.
Craig gained a first class bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of Durham where he ranked top in his year. He went on to the University of Cambridge to undertake a PhD in collaboration with a multinational crop research company, focussing on environmental stress tolerance in plants and the interfaces between metabolism and the cell cycle. During his time at Cambridge, Craig was awarded various PhD prizes within the Institute of Biotechnology. He also holds a certificate in Intellectual Property from the University of London as well as an Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate.
Membership & Organisations
Craig has presented on the challenges of stem cell patentability in Europe and provided practical advice on how to obtain commercially-relevant patents in this technical field. A link to the full presentation is provided below.
- Patent Drafting and Filing
- Patent Enforcement
- Patent Portfolio Management
- Patent Oppositions
- IP Strategy
- Freedom to Operate
- Due Diligence