Julian Crump

Julian Crump


+44(0) 1225 469914

Professional Qualifications:
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Patent Attorney
IP Litigator (Patents)

As a Chartered and European Patent Attorney, IP Litigator (Patents) and European Patent Litigator, Julian is able to represent clients in matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Academic Qualifications:
M.A. Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
Certificate of Post-Graduate Study in Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Julian joined Abel + Imray in 2018 and is based in the Bath office, although he is always happy to visit the London office for client and other meetings. Julian is a past president and President of Honour of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

Having practised as a patent attorney for over 30 years, Julian has assisted clients involved in a wide range of technologies. He has particular experience in protecting and advising on inventions relating to small molecules and their polymorphic forms, pharmaceuticals, new therapeutic treatments, drug delivery devices and dosage forms, genomics, protein microarrays, diagnostic tools and techniques and computer-implemented and machine-learning diagnostic methods. He also acts for a wide range of clients whose IP work requires a strong understanding of physics and/or electro-mechanics, including variable focal power lenses for augmented reality and advanced engineering applications and surgical biopsy markers that comprise magnetic or conductive elements.

Julian advises and assists clients with the management of their intellectual property and is often called on for due diligence opinions, novelty searches, infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions and for IP support in licensing deals and other commercial transactions.

EPO oppositions and appeals are an area where Julian has significant experience, and he has frequently been called on to represent patent proprietors and opponents at oral proceedings before the EPO’s Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal, both in person and online.

Julian is passionate about the importance to small and medium size businesses of protecting their IP and the significant value which can added by independent IP practitioners. He served as President of FICPI, the world’s leading international organisation for IP attorneys in private practice, for an extended term of four years, from 2018-2022, and as Secretary General for nine years, from 2006-2015. Through his work with FICPI, Julian has been involved in regular bilateral meetings with major patent offices and other organisations around the world (EPO, EUIPO, the European Commission, USPTO, JPO, KIPO, CNIPA, WIPO) to present the views and needs of the profession and its clients and he has an extensive network of trusted colleagues in other countries who he regularly calls upon when his clients need special advice or assistance in another jurisdiction.

Julian has been recognised and ranked in the 2023 edition of IAM Strategy 300.

"I find their service great. I do like the fact that they are very organised with robust processes which makes me feel reassured that things are done correctly."

Arthur Lallement, IP Manager, Endomag