Fraser Brown is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney with over 25 years’ experience in private practice.

IAM Patent 1000 (World’s Leading Patent Professionals) recommended Fraser as ‘very easy to work with, a highly impressive practitioner – top class.’ (2016), ‘Meticulous drafting and sage advice on infringements, product clearance and due diligence’ (2017), ‘a wealth of experience getting problematic applications past EPO examiners and handling knotty opposition and appeal proceedings’ (2018), and ‘always mindful of the bottom line (2019)’.

Fraser regularly represents clients in oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office in Munich and has experience of patent litigation in the UK courts.

His practice includes freedom to operate exercises, patent infringement and validity opinions, advising on patent portfolio strategy, in addition to the core tasks of patent drafting and prosecution. Fraser advises start-ups, SMEs and multinational companies on protecting IP. Fraser’s background in materials science, engineering and medical technology is valued by clients operating in various fields including mechanical engineering, metallurgy, automotive and industrial bearings, battery materials, polymer processing and forming, electrical relays, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, medical devices, electronic materials and construction materials.

Fraser is particularly interested in the commercial implications and possibilities of patents and intellectual property and advises on IP agreements, licensing, dispute resolution, and due diligence in business transfers.

Before entering the patent profession Fraser worked in operational engineering at the Central Electricity Generating Board (Nuclear Electric) and undertook research into thermo-mechanical processing of aerospace alloys at Oxford University, sponsored by Alcan International Laboratories. Fraser obtained his BSc degree from Bath University and subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Medical Nanotechnology at Oxford University.

Fraser is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Patent Attorneys. In his spare time Fraser takes part in endurance cycling events and crew rowing, with a recent win at Henley Masters Regatta.

  • Partner 2003
  • Drafting & prosecution of patent applications
  • Materials technology, engineering, medical devices
  • Appeals & oppositions before the EPO
  • Freedom to operate
  • Portfolio management
  • Patent infringement & validity opinions
  • Assignments
  • BSc Materials Science & Engineering, Bath University
  • MSc (Distinction) Medical Nanotechnology, Oxford University
  • European Patent Attorney 1997
  • Chartered Patent Attorney 1999

“Material science maestro Fraser Brown’s advice is always mindful of the bottom line, whether it is delivered in connection with drafting or transactional matters.”

IAM Patent 1000, 2020
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