Peter Gray

UK & European Patent Attorney

Peter qualified as a European Patent Attorney and UK Chartered Patent Attorney in 2000.  Prior to joining Mathys & Squire in 2018, he established and ran his own firm for many years.  He specialises in patents relating to physics based technologies.

Summary

Year joined: 2018

Qualifications: BSc GDL CPA EPA

Expertise

Peter's practice is focused primarily on helping clients build and manage high quality IP portfolios. He is hugely experienced in drafting new patent applications, prosecuting them through to grant in the United Kingdom and Europe, and coordinating worldwide patent prosecution strategies.

Peter has worked extensively in the telecoms sector, and has particular knowledge of UMTS based mobile telephone systems, including 3GPP standards, as well as satellite based communication technologies relating to both telecommunications and television broadcasting. Another particular area of expertise is semiconductors, where Peter has experience of handling inventions relating to semiconductor materials, as well integrated circuit design, packaging and manufacturing processes. Peter particularly enjoys working with Universities involved with cutting edge research in these fields.

Peter has been involved with CIPA’s Computer Technologies Committee for a number of years, and works with several clients active in the IT & Software industry and Fin-tech. He has guided many patent applications though to grant for which European exclusions to patentability and US patent eligibility requirements have been pivotal.

More widely, Peter handles patent matters in the fields of Aerospace, Clean-tech, Manufacturing, Engineering & Automotive, Sports and Medical Devices.

Before entering the patent profession, Peter completed a Graduate Diploma in Law. He advises clients on Enforcement, Due Diligence and Ownership and Licensing in relation to patents. He has considerable experience of EPO Opposition procedure.

Academic

Peter has a degree in physics from the University of Manchester, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of London and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.  Peter joined the patent profession in 1996 and qualified as the UK and European Patent Attorney in 2000.

Specialisms

  •  Patent Applications

  • Patent Drafting and Filing
  • Patent Enforcement
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Oppositions
  • IP Strategy
  • Commercialisation
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Due Diligence
  • Licensing



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