Ali Dumigan

Associate, UK and European Patent Attorney

Ali is a UK and European Patent Attorney and has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to a broad range of technologies including printing technologies, electronics, mechanical inventions, computer implemented inventions and inventions relating to tobacco products. Ali also has more than a year’s experience of secondment at a large multinational client where he has been able to embed himself with the in-house team and advise technical personnel within the business.

Ali joined EIP having completed a PhD in Experimental Physics at Cardiff University where he investigated the optical properties of semiconductor nano-structures. These included cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots in a cadmium sulphide rod-like shell, and CdSe nanoplatelets. He performed three beam four wave mixing experiments using pulsed laser excitation on ensembles of these structures at low temperatures to investigate the exciton dephasing and life-times characteristic to them.

In addition, Ali furthered the development of a home-built instrument capable of simultaneous Scanning Probe Microscopy, and optical imaging. This instrument utilised a sensor comprising an electrochemically etched carbon fibre tip mounted onto a quartz tuning fork.

Ali also holds a first class master’s degree in Physics from Cardiff University where he was awarded several prizes for academic achievement.


  • Secondment to the in-house patent department of a large multinational client.

Published articles

  • 30 March 2015
    Physical Review, Giant exciton oscillator strength and radiatively limited dephasing in two-dimensional platelets (link)

Education and qualifications

  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Litigation, 2020
  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 2019
  • European Patent Attorney, 2019

  • 2016
    Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth University
  • 2011 — 2015
    PhD in Experimental Physics, Cardiff University
  • 2007 — 2011
    Master's in Physics, Cardiff University

Career history

  • 2015 — present
    Associate, EIP

Awards and recognition

  • Sir Arthur Davies Prize 2011 for best performance in the MPhys Honours Degree.
  • Dr Benjamin Glyndwr Owen Scholarship 2014 for recognition during PhD

Languages spoken

  • Urdu (Fluent)