Daniel Alexander KC > 8 New Square Intellectual Property > London, England > Lawyer Profile

8 New Square Intellectual Property
8 New Square


Head of Chambers. Barrister specialising principally in intellectual property, information technology, competition, EC and scientific commercial law; also environmental and administrative law; practice includes advocacy and advisory work in a wide variety of cases, many with EC and international aspects. Please see website entry at www.8newsquare.co.uk for recent cases.


Called 1988, Middle Temple; junior counsel to the crown in patent cases 1997; joint editor ‘Clerk & Lindsell on Torts’ (17th ed), ‘Encyclopedia of UK & European Patent Law’; joint author of ‘Guidebook to Intellectual Property Law’.


German and French.


Intellectual Property Bar Association Chairman (IPBA); Bar Council Policy Committee; Chancery Bar Association.


University College Oxford (1985 BA Physics and Philosophy); Central London Polytechnic (1986 Dip Law); Harvard Law School (1987 LLM).


Music (piano).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Daniel Alexander KC8 New Square

With a ‘good range of barristers‘, intellectual property-led set 8 New Square specializes in work relating to FRAND licensing, with further expertise in telecoms disputes and liability of internet intermediaries. In InterDigital Technology Corp v Lenovo Group Ltd, Mark Chacksfield KC acted on behalf of the claimant, going up against Daniel Alexander KC in a high-profile FRAND dispute focused on the essentiality and validity of a patent in connection with a non-contention based control channel. Jaani Riordan is acting for the defendant in Philips v Xiaomi, an ongoing dispute concerning Philips’ SEP portfolio, focused on determining the correct approach to global FRAND portfolio licenses and questioning a defence based on ETSI licenses under foreign law.

London Bar > Media and entertainment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Daniel Alexander KC8 New Square

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Daniel Alexander KC8 New Square