Partner at Mathys & Squire LLP
Alan MacDougall is a UK and European patent attorney with nearly 30 years’ experience acting for clients of all sizes, including small and mid-sized enterprises and large multinational companies, advising them on their IP strategies and managing their IP portfolios. He has significant experience in electrical, electronic, acoustics, communications and computing technologies. Mr MacDougall is recommended in the latest edition of The Legal 500.
Mr MacDougall’s principal practice areas include strategic IP advice, portfolio management and patent drafting and prosecution. He also has expertise in both opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office. Mr MacDougall has detailed knowledge of networking and communications technologies, including specialist knowledge of mobile telecommunications standards, and advises on essentiality and licensing activity in this area. He also has extensive knowledge of robotics, control systems, navigation and routing systems, and sensing devices, such as inductive and capacitive sensors used in the automotive and computer fields. He advises extensively on software and business method-related inventions, particularly in the financial services sector.
Mr MacDougall has a first-class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering, as well as a master’s degree in communications, digital signal processing and control from Strathclyde University.
Mr MacDougall is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and regularly attends the Asian Patent Attorneys Association meetings as an observer.