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Mathys & Squire LLP

THE PLATINUM BUILDING, ST JOHN'S INNOVATION PARK, COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01223 851820
Fax:
Fax 01223 851821
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Web:
www.mathys-squire.com

Alan MacDougall

Tel:
Work 020 7830 0000
Email:
Mathys & Squire LLP

Work Department

Patents.

Position

Alan specialises in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for information technology inventions, both hardware and software, and has detailed knowledge of robotics and networking and communications technologies. Alan also has extensive knowledge of sensing devices, such as inductive and capacitive sensors used in the automotive and computer fields. Alan also has expertise in both opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

Career

Alan has an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Masters Degree in Communications, Digital Signal Processing and Control from Strathclyde University, and qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 1997.  He has significant experience in electrical, electronic, acoustics, communications and computing technologies.

Member

Alan is a member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Education

Strathclyde University (BA (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering; MA Communications, Digital Signal Processing and Control).


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

PATMA: Patent attorneys

Within: PATMA: Patent attorneys

Mathys & Squire LLP 'really stands out from the crowd' thanks to an engineering, IT and electronics team whose advice is 'extremely technical due to its prior engineering degrees' and which has 'an impeccable understanding of IP law', and a life sciences and chemistry team that possesses 'strong scientific knowledge combined with comprehensive knowledge of European patent law'. Key figures from the engineering, IT and electronics team include Ilya Kazi, who advised Abbott Diabetes Care on the management of its patent portfolio. Sean Leach assisted Sevcon with the due diligence of its patent portfolio as part of its $200m sale to Borg Warner. Dani Kramer has 'the ability to draft clear, actionable and commercially relevant patent claims'. Paul Cozens, Alan MacDougall, Jane Clark and Catherine Booth are also recommended. On the life sciences and chemistry team, Martin MacLean is 'very sharp' and 'has a deep understanding of the law and the procedures at the EPO'. Chris Hamer is 'an outstanding lawyer' thanks to his 'combination of industry knowledge and attention to detail'. David Miller has been managing the patent portfolio of EngMab, which is new subsidiary of Celgene. Monika Rai,  Philippa Griffin, Toby Simpson and James Wilding are other noteworthy names on the team.

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