Daniel Alexander QC, 8 New Square, Intellectual Property (UK)

Daniel Alexander QC, 8 New Square, Intellectual Property (UK)

Speaker in Panel Session IX – Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 08.30 to 12.30


Daniel Alexander QC is one the leading intellectual property barristers in England and the current Chairman of the Intellectual Property Bar Association, where he has been involved in preparations for the UPC. He has over 25 years’ experience of legal practice covering all areas of intellectual property including patents, trade-marks, copyright and media/entertainment cases. His work includes international and EU-cases, including multi-jurisdictional IP issues, private international law, and arbitration/mediation of IP and media disputes. His patent practice includes EPO/UKIPO cases and he has acted in more than 20 references before the CJEU, many as counsel to the United Kingdom. He is widely recommended in the legal directories.

He has a first class BA degree in physics and philosophy from Oxford University and a LLM from Harvard Law School, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. He qualified at the English and New York Bars in 1988.

Daniel Alexander sits part-time as a Deputy High Court Judge in London, and on appeal from trade mark cases from the UKIPO. He also sits as an arbitrator. He has been a visiting professor, teaching patent law in University College, London and has lectured in many countries. He is the author or co-author of several books and articles including practitioners’ books on patents, copyright and CJEU procedure as well as an introductory student text on intellectual property law.

For several years, he was a trustee of the Natural History Museum in London and of NESTA, a UK public innovation body.