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Dr Craig Turner
Chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
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.
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.
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI); European Patent Institute (EPI).
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
AA Thornton ‘combines high-quality advice with the ability to listen and understand the specific needs and challenges of its clients’, ranging from multinational corporations to SMEs, individual investors and academic institutions, based across Europe, North America, India and the Far East. Noted for its capability in handling patent prosecution and opposition work at the EPO, the practice is also well-placed to leverage the expertise of the firm’s litigation group. Adrian Bennett, who has experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, leads the engineering, physics and mechanical devices team, while Mike Jennings heads up the electrical engineering, electronics telecoms and IT group and is praised as ‘a thought leader in this space’. Craig Turner spearheads the chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals team and handles contentious matters, particularly in the oilfield services and pharmaceuticals sectors. Marianne Privett, who is another key member of the practice, prosecutes patent applications and manages global portfolios.