Graeme Moore > Mewburn Ellis LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile
Mewburn Ellis LLP Offices
53 PORTLAND STREET
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Head of Engineering & ICT
Partner, Patent Attorney
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.
Graeme 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.
Mewburn Ellis LLP continues to thrive, with significant growth across all teams. The life sciences practice in particular has handled patents in biologics, bioinformatics, cell therapies, vaccines and precision medicines. The additional expertise in pharma regulatory matters and patent extensions as well as plant variety patents is another stand-out strength. On the chemistry side, the practice impresses with its work in advanced materials and polymers, and is an affiliate partner to the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre. The engineering and ITC specialists offer combined expertise in patent and design work. At the EPO, the team is among the most active representatives in oppositions and appeals, especially when acting for defendants. Able to manage global IP portfolios of multinationals, but also excelling in original drafting work for smaller clients including prestigious universities, technology transfer offices and spun out start-ups, the firm offers a comprehensive patent prosecution package. In addition to its four UK offices, the firm also has an office in Munich, allowing for direct filing of German patents. Graeme Moore (Manchester) directs the engineering and ICT team, Jeremy Webster (Manchester) heads up the chemistry practice, and Simon Kiddle (Bristol) leads the life sciences team. The London-based Calum McGuinn, who specialises in chemistry and materials, made partner in April 2021. The previous April June Lyons (Manchester) and Susie Harrison (Cambridge) made patent director, a non-equity partner-level position. Patent director Rachel Jones left the firm in spring 2021.