Alex Wilson

Partner at Powell Gilbert LLP

Alex Wilson is a partner and founder member of Powell Gilbert LLP, a specialist IP law firm.

Mr Wilson has an international practice, acting mainly in multi-jurisdictional IP matters. He regularly advises clients on Europe-wide patent enforcement and defensive strategies and coordinates their implementation. He has experience of advising on arbitrations under International Chamber of Commerce and specific national rules.

Mr Wilson’s background in the life sciences (BSc, biochemistry) makes him ideally placed to handle matters in the medical devices, agrochemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. He also has a wealth of experience of telecommunications and electronics disputes involving standardised and implementation technologies. His fluency in French and German has allowed him to spend time working in leading law firms in Paris and Dusseldorf. He has also practised as a solicitor in Australia and as an examiner at the EPO for a number of years. He has assisted in the training of legally and technically qualified candidate judges for the UPC and is coordinating author for an upcoming commentary on the Rules of Procedure of the UPC. Mr Wilson is a tutor for the University of Oxford IP diploma course.

His cases include Ansell v Reckitt Benckiser (patent-condoms);  Napp v Sandoz (patent – opioid analgesics); Nicocigs v Fontem Ventures (patent – e-cigarettes); Wobben v Siemens (patent – wind turbines); Eugen Seitz v KHS (patent – PET bottle technology); HTC v Apple (patent – mobile phones); Fresenius v CareFusion (patent – medical devices); HTC v Gemalto (patent – mobile phones); Nichia v Seoul Semiconductors (patent – semiconductors); Almirall v Boehringer Ingelheim (patent – pharma); Whitaker v FCI (patent – high-speed connectors); Abbott v Evysio (patent – stents); Coflexip v Subsea 7 (patent – oil and gas); Passion for Life v Persee Medica (technology contract dispute – medical devices); and Banier v News Group Newspapers (copyright – photographs).

Professional associations

  • EPLAW
  • GRUR
  • VPP

Firm details

Powell Gilbert LLP
85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE
United Kingdom

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