Alex Driver Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2015 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Alex Driver

Alex Driver is a London-based principal associate who advises on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent matters.

He has developed wide-ranging experience, having advised clients in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, pharmaceutical and life sciences (including in relation to significant damages inquiries), molecular detection, medical devices, fibre optic cables, sonar systems and missile defence systems.

He has experience of advising clients in proceedings before the High Court of England & Wales, the Court of Appeal and in relation to European Patent Office proceedings. He also has extensive experience advising in pre-litigation matters, coordination of non-UK proceedings and on other patent matters such as freedom to operate analyses and contractual issues. Further, Alex has acted in a significant and high value arbitration matter concerning patent rights.

Alex has enhanced his understanding of his clients' needs through an international secondment. While on secondment he assisted in the development of international patent strategies with a view to litigation matters.

Beyond the day-to-day Alex is a member of CIPA, AIPPI and IPSoc and enjoys learning about developments in the global patent scene.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2016

    • Education
      University of Oxford, Postgraduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice
  • 2015

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2010

    • Education
      University of Oxford, Masters, Engineering Science