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  • Germany
  • France
  • China
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Alex Brown


Partner, Patent Attorney

Partner, Patentanwalt

Associé, Patent Attorney

合伙人, 专利代理人

パートナー, 弁理士

파트너, 변리사

  • English (en)


Alex is a UK and European patent attorney in our mechanical engineering team. Alex specialises in mechanical and electromechanical inventions, and has particular experience in the fields of manufacturing, packaging, industrial machinery, medical devices, fluid flow control systems, image reproduction technology and automotive and aerospace technology.

Alex is experienced in providing his clients with practical and commercially-focussed patent advice, with clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to large multi-national corporations. Alex has extensive patent drafting and prosecution experience before the UK and European patent offices, including oral proceedings, opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. Alex also has experience advising on patent validity and infringement, providing freedom to operate opinions and detailed IP due diligence reports.

Alex also has extensive experience of advising on the protection of designs and dealing with registered design applications. Alex has extensive experience in advising on the protection, enforcement and infringement of both registered designs and unregistered design rights in the UK.


Alex attended the University of Manchester where he completed his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Systems before attending Queen Mary, University of London and completing a certificate in Intellectual Property Law.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Member of the European Patent Institute

Awards and Recognition

  • Legal 500 UK (PATMA: Patent Attorneys) – 2020
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Silver) for Patent Prosecution – 2021, 2020
  • EU ban new ICE sales for 2035

  • UKIPO Announces Switch to Electronic Design Registration Certificates

  • China Joins Hague Agreement on International Design Registrations

  • Brighter Future for Registered Design Owners Following High Court Decision Finding Infringement

  • Brexit, what next?

  • Brexit and Registered Community Designs

  • Brexit and Pending Applications for Registered Community Designs

  • EUIPO Becomes an Office of Second Filing for the WIPO Digital Access Service for Registered Designs

  • EUIPO joins WIPO Digital Access Service for Registered Designs

  • Venner Shipley recognised by IAM Patent 1000 2020

  • A Brief Guide to Community Design Protection

  • A Brief Guide to Registered Design Protection

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2014

  • The Hague Agreement

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2013