Alistair works with clients over a range of technologies in the engineering, electronics and software fields. This includes advising on medical, mechanical, electrical and computer technology innovations.
In providing this advice, Alistair focuses on drafting and prosecuting patents and designs from filing to grant and beyond. This has included successfully obtained grant of patents protecting products with multi-million sales values, including for a best-selling toy, and playing a key role in the IP due diligence on a company acquisition worth tens of millions of pounds.
Alistair has developed a substantial registered and unregistered design practice. Clients often seek out Alistair’s advice on identify the most suitable scope of protection to pursue. Alistair’s design practice also extends to design strategy and prosecution, freedom-to-operate and infringement analysis and design invalidity matters.
Alistair works with a diverse range of clients including multinational companies, SMEs and start-ups in the UK, Europe and further afield, with a focus on advising start-ups and SMEs on IP strategy and tailoring IP to a business plan. This is aimed at ensuring IP complements business strengths and can enhance business growth.
Away from work, Alistair is an enthusiastic photographer, which he couples with a joy of travel and exploration to seek out captivating landscapes, urban environments and architecture.
Alistair has built direct experience over a number of years with various technologies and innovations, including in:
- Biological and diagnostic analysers
- Cryogenic apparatus
- Medical devices
- Hydroponic growth systems
- Mineral wool production
- Optical instruments
- Tripods and camera accessories
- Musical instrument digital interfaces
- Telecommunications devices and interfaces
- Food, drink and consumer products
European Patent Attorney
UK Patent Attorney
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Member of the European Patent Institute (EPI)
Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Alistair graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class Master’s degree in Physics. He also holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary College, University of London.
Alistair joined GJE as a Trainee Patent Attorney in 2014. He Qualified as a European and UK Patent Attorney and as a Design Attorney in 2015.
Prior to joining GJE, Alistair worked for another leading private practice firm from 2011.