John Gray is an experienced patent attorney accustomed to dealing with a wide range of technologies. He graduated with First Class Honours in Electronics and Physics from the University of Edinburgh. His training as a patent attorney was in a prestigious in-house department, primarily in the UK but with spells also in the Netherlands and Silicon Valley. He moved into private practice in London in 1993, moving to Glasgow in 1997. In all that time, he has been securing and evaluating patents and designs for large and small clients from the UK, Europe, USA, and Asia. Since 2014 he has worked as a consultant to support professional firms in delivering high value-added work in relation to patents and designs.
In electronics and software technologies he has worked in digital and mixed signal circuits for consumer electronics, telecoms, medical electronics, power switching, and control. In physics and mechanical engineering, he has worked on a range of technologies from cutting-edge microlithography and optics to railway construction and water control. He has also worked for many years in software and systems patenting. His quick technical understanding, forensic attitude and eye for detail are applied in litigation support, patent drafting, patent prosecution, opposition, licensing, due diligence and patent strategy generally. He has been awarded a Managing Intellectual Property “IP Star” award for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
University of Edinburgh
UK BSc (First Class) Electronics & Physics, 1986
Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
EPI Council (Past Council Member, Substitute Council Member)
EPI Disciplinary Committee (Member, Chamber Chair)
Institute of Physics (Member)
Licensing Executives Society (Member)
Patent Engineer; Patent Attorney
UK/Netherlands/Silicon Valley, 1986-1992
Beresford & Co.
London UK, 1993-1997
Patent Attorney, 1997-2000
Patent Director/Owner, 2002-2006
Glasgow UK, 2006-2014
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
IP Star 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017