Gregor Grant

Of Counsel

Solicitor (UK)

Offices: London (UK)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Direct): +44 20 7420 0271

Telephone (Office): +44 20 7420 0250

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Gregor Grant

Gregor is an experienced hands-on patent litigator. He retains an active role running patent actions. He was previously co-founder of a specialist IP practice, Needham & Grant.

Gregor is a notable practictioner in the 2020 Chambers UK diretory which states he, 'is called upon for his expertise in patent litigation. He has achieved successful outcomes for clients in cases concerned with life sciences, hi-tech and mechanical engineering technologies.'

In the 2019 Chambers UK directory, he is described as “one of the leading lights in patent litigation for many years equally at home with life sciences, technology and engineering disputes.; and a client says: "He's a very logical thinker and takes a commercial view." Gregor is cited in Managing Intellectual Property’s ‘IP Stars’ 2016 guide, which describes him as “one of the stellar practitioners of his generation. He is recommended in the IAM Patent 1000 2016 guide as “a true luminary on the market”, and in 2015 as "a touchstone for incisive strategic advice".

He has been involved in a huge number of patent cases across a wide spectrum of technology – cases which he has handled include those in the fields of clinical diagnostics, stents and implants, pharmaceuticals and therapeutic antibodies, hydraulic lifting machines, high pressure valves, machine tools, food technology and electric motors. Many of these have had a multi-jurisdictional aspect.

Gregor plays keyboard in the firm’s rock band and elsewhere, and also enjoys sketching, cooking and the pleasures of the table.

Educational Qualifications

Qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales (1967)

Example Cases

Chiron v Murex

Unilever v Chefaro

Unilever v Colgate

Gerber v Lectra

Johnson v Mabuchi

Menashe v William Hill

Occlutech v AGA Medical

Kelly v GE Healthcare

A.C Edwards v Acme


"The IPEC passes its first exam" Intellectual Property Magazine,  9 September 2015

"The protection conferred by product-by-process claims" (with Dr. D Smyth) European Intellectual Property Review [2010] 12:635

"Inventive concept - Is it a good idea?" (with D Gibbins) European Intellectual Property Review [2005] 5:170

Gregor Grant works in the following sectors

Mechanical Engineering
Medical devices
Oil and Gas

Shanks v Unilever

POSTED 24 October 2019

Shorter trials in the UK Patents Court

The High Court learns some lessons from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court with the Shorter Trial Scheme.

POSTED 13 October 2016

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