Alex Gittins

Associate
Alex Gittins

Alex handles patent work in various areas of physics and engineering, and has experience in medical devices (hematology and cytometry), energy generation (biomass and gas turbines), refrigeration, oil/gas exploration (geophysics, drilling, completion), mass spectrometry and consumer products, to name a few.

As well as drafting and prosecuting UK, European and PCT (international) patent applications, Alex is experienced in handling worldwide prosecution and has built good relationships with patent attorneys and other lawyers around the world.  He is always in regular contact with inventors and enjoys learning about their technology.  He provides helpful input and commercial advice from the drafting stage through to, if necessary, opposition and appeal.

Alex regularly attends oral proceedings and hearings at the EPO.  He has an enviable success rate, which has been achieved through providing realistic and sound advice.  He successfully defended the patent for a device that is now present in over 1,800 hospitals worldwide, and used over 35 million times annually.

Alex graduated from Imperial College London with a degree in Physics.  He previously worked as a research scientist at QinetiQ Ltd in the military radar group, as part of a scholarship arrangement.

  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney