Dr Alex Colman

Senior European Patent Attorney

Alex’s experience covers a variety of subject-matter in the field of mechanical engineering. Practice areas include medical devices, automotive and aerospace technologies, engineering for construction, textiles, packaging and consumer products. 

While much of Alex's work is in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, his practice also includes infringement and validity work. As such, Alex often works closely with HGF’s IP solicitors, both in litigation and contractual matters, as part of a full-service IP team. Alex also handles oppositions before the European Patent Office for large corporate clients.

Alex works with local and global clients, including universities, SMEs, multinationals and individual inventors. This experience of working with a range of different clients is helping Alex to build a reputation for having a pragmatic, commercial approach to obtaining and enforcing IP rights.

Alex has a first-class MEng (Hons) degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and a PhD, both from Newcastle University. Alex's studies give him a broad understanding of mechanics, material science and construction practices, as well specialist knowledge of topics including lightweight structures, geotechnics and hydraulics.

Alex joined HGF’s Manchester office in 2013.