Alex Crick

Associate, Patent Scientist
London, EIP Europe LLP

Alex joined EIP having completed a PhD in Biophysics at the University of Cambridge.

During his PhD Alex studied the malarial invasion of human red blood cells, which involved developing new automated imaging platforms to be used for testing the effects of novel drug therapies and genetic variations at the single cell level. His research was featured in peer-reviewed publications, international conferences, and print and online media. He was awarded the 2014 Salje Medal by Clare Hall College for the most outstanding PhD in the Sciences. Following his PhD, Alex was awarded an EPSRC doctoral prize to continue his research for a further six months.

Alex also holds a first class MPhys degree in Physics from the University of York.

Since joining EIP, Alex has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technical areas, including software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, telecommunications, image and video processing, printing technologies, and musical instrument accessories. He has worked with multinational companies, SMEs and individual inventors, and has gained experience of patent law in the UK, Europe and the US.

Education and qualifications

  • 2015 — 2016
    Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (Distinction), Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2010 — 2014
    PhD in Biophysics, University of Cambridge
  • 2006 — 2010
    MPhys in Physics, University of York

Career history

  • 2014 — present
    Associate, EIP