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Graeme Moore

Graeme Moore

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Graeme Moore

Partner, Patent Attorney, Head of Engineering



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Graeme is the Engineering and Information Communication Technology (Eng & ICT) practice group leader, and is a member of the firm’s Management Board.  He has over 20 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, helping to inform pragmatic commercial decision making.

Graeme and his team work closely with our clients to generate IP portfolios that provide robust defence against competitors, and that establish attractive offerings for investors.  He also has experience in crafting patents for admission into patent pools, including standard essential patents.

Areas of Expertise

  • Consumer goods, particularly electronic devices
  • Heat pumps and air conditioning systems
  • Distributed computer systems, in particular data storage and data processing across WANs
  • Cryptography and data security
  • Telecommunications systems, in particular mobile/cellular networks
  • Software & CII inventions


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 full value.  He is a regular visitor to Asia, in particular Japan; he also regularly attends the APAA conference.


Graeme is a European and UK patent attorney.  He 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 highlighted as a leading individual in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500.

Graeme is recommended in the 2017, 2019 & 2021-2024 editions of The Legal 500 and in IAM Patent 1000 in 2021 and 2022.

“Graeme Moore and Dan Thornton are stand-out lawyers.” – The Legal 500, 2024

"Proactive and accurate" – IAM Patent 1000, 2021

“Graeme Moore has provided us with effective advice related to patents and trade marks in the EU.”

“Graeme Moore manages to understand our concepts well and help us appropriately articulate them in our applications.”

“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

Focus on Inclusivity

Graeme has personally signed up to the IP Inclusive Leader’s Pledge and is committed to doing everything he can to advance our inclusive culture. It’s genuinely important to Graeme that we have an environment where everyone can bring their complete self openly to the workplace, and where diversity of experience, thought and perspective is valued and promoted.