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A.A. Thornton & Co.

10 OLD BAILEY, LONDON, EC4M 7NG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 4044
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 3580
Email:
Web:
www.aathornton.com
London, Munich

Dr Craig Turner

Tel:
Work 020 7440 6862
Email:
A.A. Thornton & Co.

Work Department

Chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Position

Dr Craig Turner is a partner within the chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals patent team and has been in the profession for over 17 years. Craig’s patent practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Craig’s clients include large corporations in the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industry sectors. Craig heads up the patent team for one of the firm’s biggest clients, an American multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest oil field service companies. Other clients include SMEs, start out companies and academic institutions.

Craig is a member of the firm’s finance management group and is involved in the implementation of the financial strategy and plans for the firm.

Career

Joined Northampton office A.A. Thornton & Co. 1998; partner 2005. During this time, he gained the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London, qualifying as a European patent attorney in 2001 and a chartered patent attorney in 2003.

Member

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI); European Patent Institute (EPI).

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge University (BA Hons Natural Sciences); Department of Physiology, Cambridge University (PhD in Neurophysiology).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

A.A. Thornton & Co. divides its patent team into three core areas. Adrian Bennett leads the engineering, physics and mechanical devices patent team. Dr Craig Turner  leads the firm's chemistry, biotech and pharmaceuticals patents team, working alongside partners including  Lawrence King . Turner's work has included defending a patent opposition before the EPO for LycoRed brought by one of its competitors, which related to a food colouring formula. The third core group focuses on electrical engineering, electronics, telecoms and IT patents and is led by Mike Jennings. The firm's other clients include the likes of Cipla, Robert Bosch and IBM.

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