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 advice, 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.
As an engineer-turned-lawyer, Alex's practice is focused primarily on building technologies and construction products, including green technologies embodying energy reduction and decarbonisation, and producing renewable energy, as well as medical devices, particularly injectables and wound care, automotive technologies and textiles.
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.
Civil and Structural Engineering
June 24th 2022
Potential obstacles to obtaining patent protection in Europe for an improvement in a general method for machine learning have been highlighted by a recent decision (T0702/20) from the EPO Board …Read article
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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