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Withers & Rogers

NICHOLAS WILSON HOUSE, 6 DORMER PLACE, LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01926 336111
Fax:
Fax 01926 335519
Email:
Web:
www.withersrogers.com
Bristol, Leamington Spa, London, Sheffield

Dave Croston

Tel:
Work +44 1926 310700
Email:
Web:
www.withersrogers.com/our-people/dave-croston/
Withers & Rogers

Work Department

Advanced Engineering

Position

Partner and head of our Advanced Engineering group

Dave Croston is a patent attorney and head of our Advanced Engineering group. He is also the co-chair of our Contentious Practice group.

Dave acts for clients in a diverse range of technology sectors such as aircraft propulsion, motorsport, homewares, packaging, medical devices and agricultural engineering to name a few.

Dave has an active contentious practice, with a track record of cases before the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Patent County Court (now the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court) as well as in oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office.

Career

Dave ran the successful appeal at the Court of Appeal in Vector Corporation vs. Glatt Air Techniques, Inc., the first successful Court of Appeal case by a Patent Attorney Litigator on appeal from the High Court.

Another of Dave’s notable achievements was securing a rare and substantial cost award at the European Patent Office on behalf of his client, one of the biggest ever granted by that tribunal.

Languages

English and German.

Education

University Degree in Engineering
BEng, LLM (IP Lit), CPA, EPA, PAL

Leisure

When work, time, children and weather permit, Dave enjoys flying paragliders. He has flown in the UK, Austria, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, Canada and Morocco. He hopes to fly more in the Alps and even Brazil. When not searching for thermals he enjoys cooking which he does quite well and playing Texas Hold’em which he does less well.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Withers & Rogers works across a number of sectors and has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Karl Barnfather leads the team and is a key member of the electronics, computing and physics team, which is headed by Nick Wallin. Dave Croston heads the advanced engineering group and Adrian Tombling leads the life sciences and chemistry team.

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