Julian Crump

Secretary General of FICPI

Since May 2006, Julian Crump has served as the Secretary General of FICPI. He was re-elected for a third term at the last World Congress in April 2012 in Melbourne. As Secretary General, Mr. Crump is head of the FICPI Secretariat and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of FICPI. He is a member of the Bureau. He is also a Member of Council of FICPI-UK.

Mr. Crump is Managing Member of the London office of the US-based law firm, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. He is qualified as a European Patent Attorney (1995) and as a Chartered Patent Attorney (1993) in the UK, having over 23 years' experience in the profession. His practice is focused on pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, biotechnology and medical devices, especially drug formulations and vehicles, new chemical entities, protein micro-arrays, bio-informatics and drug delivery devices such as syringes and injectors, but he also has considerable experience in a wide range of other technologies, including mechanics (aircraft passenger seats) and optics (variable focus eyewear). He acts for a diverse range of clients ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations. Mr. Crump has extensive experience in proceedings before the European Patent Office, especially the conduct and representation of clients at oral proceedings before the Examining and Opposition Divisions, and before the Boards of Appeal. He also advises clients on the I.P. aspects of licences and other technology transfer agreements and has performed a number of I.P. due diligence reviews for a variety of different clients, including investors as well as parties to prospective licensing and collaboration deals.

Mr. Crump received his B.A. with honours in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (1988) and earned a Certificate in Postgraduate Study ("A Rational Synthesis of the Zirconium-Silicon Oxides"), also from Cambridge University (1989). He took his M.A. from Cambridge in 1991. He won the Gill Prize for general excellence and the Ballantyne Prize for highest marks on the Infringement and Validity paper, both in the final examination of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. He is also qualified as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney (1992) and is registered as an authorised

representative at the European Union’s Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks & Designs).

He is a regular speaker at FICPI and other events.

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