Our IP specialists work at all stage of the IP life cycle and provide strategic advice about patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements.
Graeme is the head of the Engineering and ICT practice group, and is a member of the Management Board. He has over 15 years’ experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the mobile telecoms, distributed computer systems and consumer goods spaces. He is also experienced in providing freedom to operate opinions, to help inform pragmatic commercial decision making.
Graeme and his team work closely with our clients to generate IP portfolios that provide a robust defence against competitors, and that establish an attractive offering for investors. He also has experience in crafting patents for admission into patent pools, including standard essential patents.
Areas of Expertise
- Telecommunications systems, in particular mobile/cellular networks
- Distributed computer systems, in particular data storage and data processing across WANs
- Cryptography and data security
- Software inventions
- Air conditioning systems
- Consumer goods, particularly electronic devices
Graeme works with a variety of large and small clients across a diverse range of technical fields. He has particular experience in advising some of the largest Japanese multinational corporations on optimising their filing and prosecution strategies across Europe, to deliver robust patent portfolios in a cost effective manner. He also has enviable experience in helping to bring domestic UK SMEs through to realising their value in the marketplace.
Graeme joined Mewburn Ellis in 2003. He qualified as a UK Charted Patent Attorney in 2006, a European Patent Attorney in 2008 and joined the partnership in 2010.
Graeme has a Master’s degree and PhD in applied physics from the University of Bath, with a focus on semiconductor devices, in particular terahertz technology. He also conducted postdoctoral research at l’Université de Paris-Sud XI, France and at the University of Bath. His postdoctoral research focussed on magnetic semiconductors, optoelectronic devices and display technologies.
Graeme is recommended in the 2017 and 2019 edition of The Legal 500.
“Having conceived and developed a unique method of measuring service quality, we turned to Mewburn Ellis for support with patent applications through to grant. The quality of support has always been perfect and we very much appreciate the advice we receive and that has led to our successful applications. We have more material that we wish to use in further applications and will, of course, seek the advice of Mewburn Ellis.” - Robert Wakeling, Wadaro