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John Raynor

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Beck Greener

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Partner. Patents.


John is the senior partner at Beck Greener. John's patent practice focuses primarily on the chemical and instrumentation sectors, with particular emphasis on polymers, electrochemistry, spectroscopy and ceramics. He also acts for a number of major clients in relation to computer-related inventions. He maintains a significant portfolio of trade mark work, and is a regular attendee at international trade mark conferences. John has been active for many years in running large pateant and trade mark portfolios for large multinational corporations. He frequently appears for clients in hearings at the European patent office before the opposition divisions and boards of appeal, both opposing third party patents, and defending against oppositions by third parties. John’s extensive commercial experience and in-depth understanding of a wide range of technologies enable him to provide robust practical advice, which is greatly appreciated by his clients. Although John's academic qualifications are in chemistry, he has always had a keen interest in computing and electronics, and was the prime mover in Beck Greener's early adoption of new technology. This gives John a rare insight into the crucial technological overlap areas between chemistry and physics.


Professional qualifications include: chartered patent attorney 1978; European patent attorney 1978; chartered trade mark attorney 1990; European trade mark and design attorney 1996.


Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA); Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (MITMA).


Exeter College, University of Oxford (1974 MA (Oxon) Chemistry).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Beck Greener is 'very responsive' and 'provides excellent guidance as to the subtleties of EPO practice'. Key members of the team include Avi Freeman, who specialises in electronics, physics and mechanical engineering, and John Raynor, who works heavily in the chemical and instrumentation sectors. Dr James Stones is 'knowledgeable', 'incisive', 'to-the-point' and 'extremely effective'. He advised Tillotts Pharma on developing a patent portfolio for a new drug delivery technology and similarly assisted FabRx Limited with establishing a patent portfolio for the 3D printing of pharmaceuticals. Also recommended is Ben Muir, who has 'in-depth knowledge' of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and is 'very strong' in patent law.

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