Craske & Co.
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About us

Stephen Craske, 2005The practice was founded in 1982 when Stephen Craske, a qualified patent attorney, decided to start his own practice after completing his period of training with a firm of patent agents in Birmingham.

The business was originally run from home in the Midlands, but in 1988 offices were acquired in Stratford-upon-Avon to accommodate an expanding workload. Branch offices were also opened in Lincoln and Exeter, which were run on a part time basis. In 1990 the business was rationalised by transferring all work to a full time office in Exeter.

Stephen Craske has an honours degree in physiology. He is qualified by examination as a British Patent Attorney and is a qualified European Patent Attorney.

We have broad in-house expertise in mechanical engineering, electronics and computing, with specialist knowledge in certain areas of chemistry. We have a considerable portfolio of overseas cases, with associates throughout the world. We are able to represent clients directly before the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, Germany and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

CIPA logoWe have made a substantial investment in information technology, with extensive use of electronic communication and online filing.

We aim to offer clients the high standard of service that they are entitled to expect from members of a highly-regarded and highly specialised profession. At the same time, we pride ourselves on being able to provide personal attention and individual care to each client's intellectual property portfolio.

Stephen Craske lives in North Devon with his wife Diana. They have two grown-up children who now live away from home, and one energetic granddaughter. Stephen has held an amateur radio licence since 1970 and gained a private helicopter pilot licence in 2010. He designs and builds radio and electronic equipment, and writes computer programs. Stephen is also a keen gardener and diy enthusiast, and cycles most weekends.


Craske & Co. was established in 1982. The practice is classified as a “sole trader”, although we work closely with a number of professionals throughout the world. The principal is Stephen Craske who is a qualified Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney.

As Chartered Patent Attorneys we endeavour to adhere to the highest professional standards.

If you have any concerns about the service we provide please raise them with the principal and we shall endeavour to address them.

If any complaints remain unresolved clients have a right to lodge a complaint with our professional regulator IPReg.

In some circumstances complaints against patent attorneys which remain unresolved may be subject to adjudication by the legal ombudsman.

Download our Complaint Procedure document here.


We protect personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR requires data controllers such as ourselves to document our lawful basis for processing personal data. It also gives you rights over how your data is processed. Our Privacy Policy document explains the data we collect, why and how we process it, and how to exercise your rights.

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Last updated: 01 January 2021