Peter Gray

UK & European Patent Attorney

Peter works with a number of multinational and leading SME clients in a range of physics-based technologies. Over his more than 20 years of experience in the field, he has established and grown many very high-value patent portfolios, overseeing the journey from the earliest stages right through to monetisation and commercial leverage, be that via enforcement, licencing or acquisition.  He is hugely experienced in securing robust patents, and known for providing sound strategic guidance and nuanced advice on contentious matters. Peter is also fluent in French.

Summary

Year joined: 2018

Qualifications: BSc GDL CPA EPA

Expertise

Peter enjoys helping clients build and manage high quality IP portfolios. He has overseen the drafting of hundreds of new patent applications, and has a keen eye for crafting strong and widely enforceable patent claims.  He has intimate knowledge of the approaches taken by the major patent offices to assessing patent applications, enabling him to coordinate worldwide patent prosecution strategies with ease. 

Before entering the patent profession, Peter completed a Graduate Diploma in Law, and his patent practice has always involved handling associated legal issues. He frequently advises on enforcement, licencing, transactional, freedom-to-operate and revocation matters relating to patents. He has an enviable success rate in oppositions and appeals before the EPO. 

Peter has worked extensively in the telecoms sector and has knowledge of a range of 3GPP technologies. Another particular area of expertise is semiconductors, where Peter has experience of handling inventions relating to chip architectures, MEMS, semiconductor materials, CMOS manufacturing processes and packaging.  A recent interest is how hardware is evolving to support AI technology. 

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

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 a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2000.

Membership & Organisations

Peter is a member of CIPA and EPI.

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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