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Dave Croston is a patent attorney and head of our Advanced Engineering group. He is also the co-chair of our Contentious Practice group.
Dave has an active contentious practice, with a track record of cases before the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Patent County Court (now the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court) as well as in oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office.
Dave acts for clients in a diverse range of technology sectors such as aircraft propulsion, motorsport, homewares, packaging, medical devices and agricultural engineering to name a few.
Dave ran the successful appeal at the Court of Appeal in Vector Corporation vs. Glatt Air Techniques, Inc., the first successful Court of Appeal case by a Patent Attorney Litigator on appeal from the High Court.
Another of Dave’s notable achievements was securing a rare and substantial cost award at the European Patent Office on behalf of his client, one of the biggest ever granted by that tribunal.
When work, time, children and weather permit, Dave enjoys flying paragliders. He has flown in the UK, Austria, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, Canada and Morocco. He hopes to fly more in the Alps and even Brazil. When not searching for thermals he enjoys cooking which he does quite well and playing Texas Hold’em which he does less well.