Dr
Alex
Colman

Senior European Patent Attorney

Manchester Office

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Email. [email protected]

Experience

Alex is pragmatic and straight-talking. Whether working with in-house counsel at large corporates or first-time patent applicants, he garners praise for guiding clients through the complexities of patent issues to achieve solutions most useful to their businesses. He has expertise in delivering great value advise, having made a speciality of helping clients with tight margins and those in the early stages of commercialising their ideas.

His colleagues describe him as a safe pair of hands, which is why Alex handles matters for some of HGF’s largest clients, and helps to develop its commercial relationships. Clients benefit from his creative ability to revitalise the fortunes of the most struggling patent applications before both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office.

While Alex has successfully prepared and prosecuted patent applications in wide variety of subject-matter in the field of mechanical engineering, he is focused primarily on building technologies and construction products, medical devices, automotive and aerospace technologies, and textiles. Alex’s practice is not limited to prosecution work, as he regularly advises on infringement and validity matters, and is building a winning record of oppositions and appeals.

Alex came to HGF from Newcastle University, where he gained a first-class Master’s degree in civil and structural engineering, and a PhD in structural engineering.

Specialisms

  • Automotive systems
  • Construction
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Wound management

Industries

  • Aerospace & defence icon Aerospace & defence
  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices
  • Packaging icon Packaging

Services

  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Strategy

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

European


MENG

Civil and Structural Engineering

PHD

Structural Engineering

Publications

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