Alex, Partner, is a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in the High Tech and Electrical Group.
The majority of Alex’s practice is directly with large corporate clients in the fields of physics, electronics, and electrical engineering. His major clients include: manufacturers of scientific instruments such as mass spectrometers, commercial printers for industrial labelling, visible/IR/UV light detection devices and geophysical exploration equipment. Alex is a regular visitor to the European Patent Office for hearings and advises on a range of post grant contentious matters. Alex regularly visits clients and foreign attorneys in the US, China and Japan.
Alex is the head of the firm’s Practice Committee which oversees internal and external procedures, to ensure the firm’s compliance with national and intergovernmental laws as they change, and which disseminates information on changes in law and practice both internally to attorneys and also to the firm’s clients. He has lectured on various aspects of patent law in the UK and abroad.
Alex has an MA Physics and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, with his doctoral thesis focussing on electromagnetic properties of High Temperature Superconducting tapes and wires for bulk current transport and magnetic field generation.
- Assisted a client operating in the photodetector arrays industry, filing a Straw Man opposition against a European patent. The patent was successfully revoked.
- Assisting a well-known alcoholic beverage company offering commercial and strategic advice to fully protect the IP involved in their new drinks dispensing system.
High Tech and Electrical
70 Gray's Inn Road
Sectors and practice areas
- Electrical engineering
- Industrial printing
- Scientific instruments
- Geophysical equipment
- Light detection devices
- Mass spectrometers
- Institute of Physics
- Chartered UK Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
- DPhil, University of Oxford
- MA Physics, University of Oxford
Recommended in Who’s Who Legal: Patents, 2016
“He is highly competent and able to cope with the technical demands.” (Client comment, client satisfaction survey)
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