Trainee Patent Attorney

York Office

Life sciences

Telephone. +44 (0)1904 732 120
Email. [email protected]


Alex joined HGF in August 2022 as a Trainee Patent Attorney within the Life Sciences group based in the York office.

He has a broad technical background in the Biosciences with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Microbiology, MSc in Medical Microbiology, and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

During his MSc at the University of Manchester, he carried out research on novel drugs to treat Tuberculosis, and was awarded the WWC Topley Prize for obtaining the highest overall marks in his written examinations.

Following this, he carried out doctoral research at the University of Leeds investigating the mechanical mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation on the molecular scale.

Alex has a keen interest in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Microbiology.




BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Microbiology


MSc in Medical Microbiology


PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology


WWC Topley Prize (2017)

This prize is awarded each year to the MSc Medical Microbiology student with the highest overall marks (above distinction level) at the University of Manchester

Conferences: 2022

October 11th 2022

HGF CPD Conference 2022


Related News

From Theoretical Proposals to Commercial Reality: The Rise of Innovation and Patent Filings in Quantum Computing

The possibility of quantum computing was first seriously proposed in the early 1980s and is widely regarded as having enormous potential to deliver a step change in the complexity of …

Read article
Event - 3rd February 2023

The European Patent Office are running an inspiring collaborative art competition for children

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention, The European Patent Office (EPO) is running a collaborative art competition for primary schools on the topic …

Event details
Event - 8th-9th February 2023

5th Annual Microbiome & Probiotic Conference 2023

The 5th Annual MarketsandMarkets Next Gen Microbiome and Probiotics Conference will take place in San Diego on the 8th-9th of February. This conference will enable you to learn about microbial …

Event details
Event - 17th January 2023

CIPA Webinar: Enhancing Diversity in the Patent Profession How Can I Help

CIPA hosted a webinar to discuss ‘Enhancing diversity in the patent profession.’ Date Tuesday 17 January, 2023 Time 12.30pm – 1.30pm (GMT) Equity, diversity and inclusion has been in the …

Event details

LiDAR: A Significant Support Technology at CES

When visiting CES’ one thing that struck me was the number of companies demonstrating LiDAR technology. LiDAR has been around since the 1960s and was originally developed for aerospace use, …

Read article

Healthcare and Climate Change

Can we find a balance between intellectual property rights and public health needs when tackling the climate crisis? “The world faces a critical juncture. A health-centred, aligned response to the …

Read article

Navigating the CRISPR IP confusion

It is just over 10 years since the Science publication of Jinek et al. showed for the first time that DNA cleavage could be achieved in vitro with a Cas9 …

Read article

CRISPR Edited T cells win the TvT Battle

T-cells which have been modified using CRISPR base editing technology have been successfully used to treat T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia for the first time {1}. A 13 year old patient …

Read article

Let's talk

If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our IP specialists.