Alex Morgan

Senior Associate, Solicitor
London, EIP Europe LLP

Alex is a qualified solicitor-advocate and joined EIP from the intellectual property department of a large international law firm. He specialises in patent litigation and has experience of proceedings before the High Court, Court of Appeal, Copyright Tribunal, European Intellectual Property Office, as well as in ICC Arbitration.

Alex has advised on patent, trademark, copyright and passing off disputes in a wide range of industries, including cosmetics, chemicals, agrochemicals, telecommunications, and oil and gas. He has also advised in the fields of artificial intelligence and plant variety rights.

Alex has been seconded to clients on three different occasions: firstly to McDonald’s Europe Limited, then to Google UK. More recently, Alex spent six months seconded to HSBC UK where he assisted with patent, trademark and commercial matters.

Experience

  • Advising on matters of patent infringement and validity including providing freedom to operate opinions in relation to electronic and mechanical products.
  • Acting in proceedings in the Copyright Tribunal and the Court of Appeal relating to online copyright infringement.
  • Acting in trademark cancellation proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
  • Managing global IP enforcement and brand protection programmes (including advising on trademark infringement and passing off) for leading international electronics and fashion brands.

Published articles

  • 2017
    European Intellectual Property Review, Creative Machines: Ownership of Copyright in Content Created by Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • 2016
    JIPLP, Pfizer's 'Swiss form' patent claims invalid and not infringed
  • 2007
    Journal of Materials, Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Photovoltaic Applications

Education and qualifications

 

  • 2016
    Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Proceedings), College of Law, London
  • 2013 — 2014
    Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property, Oxford University
  • 2009 — 2010
    Bachelor of Laws degree, including Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London
  • 2008 — 2009
    Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law
  • 2003 — 2007
    Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Career history

  • 2018 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2012 — 2018
    Associate, Baker McKenzie
  • 2010 — 2012
    Trainee Solicitor, Baker McKenzie
  • Summer 2005 & — Summer 2006
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Georgia Tech. Research Institute
  • 2005
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology