Alex Williams



Alex is a European and UK Chartered Patent Attorney. He graduated From Durham University in 2013 with a Masters degree in Physics & Astronomy, specialising in astrophysics, quantum computing, lasers and semiconductor devices. For his final year project, he helped to develop the on-site radio telescope in parallel with using the telescope to study the spectral radiation emitted from hydrogen atoms throughout the galaxy. Prior to joining Dehns in 2016, Alex spent two years working for a software development company.

He became an Associate of the firm in 2021.


Type of clients and client work

Alex represents clients ranging from sole-inventors and small companies to large multinational corporations. He has experience in all stages of patent prosecution, including drafting applications, prosecuting UK and European applications, and also managing international patent portfolios.



Alex works in a wide range of areas throughout the engineering field. He has handled patent applications for refrigeration systems, gas turbine engines, and composite materials, as well as applications in the fields of offshore oil and gas production and wind energy.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023
  • UK Patent Attorney, 2020
  • European Patent Attorney, 2020
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, 2017
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education

MPhys Physics & Astronomy, University of Durham, 2013

Contact details

33 Colston Avenue
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7632 7200 +44 (0)117 374 7600


mechanical engineering, physics