Head of Intellectual Property Technology and Innovation, Speechly Bircham; London
Listed by Chambers as a "leading individual" in the field of Intellectual Property, he advises technology, IP rich and cyber enabled businesses.
He writes and researches on behavioural aspects of conflict resolution, negotiation, design, cyber-risk and heuristics. Alex specializes in management of complex negations and the resolution of contract, intellectual property and technology disputes, having been the lead advisor in numerous high profile cases including the recent landmark decision of SAS v WPL (Copyright in Computer Language Functionality and Interfaces).
Alex advises insurers on special risks including cyber risk, intellectual property and technology risks, which includes advising and drafting of bespoke policy wording for insurers including the Cyberedge policy wording for AIG and the intellectual property defence and pursuit wording for Munich Re.
Recent publications include "Armageddon in Cyberspace" (a study of the law relating to cyber warfare and acts of aggression under the UN Charter) and "Heuristics and the Consumer" (a study of consumer behavior and a scientific approach to confusion and misrepresentation).
Past-times include photography, rebuilding classic cars and motorcycles and extreme/adventure motorcycle expeditions most recently across the Himalayas and the highest passable road in the world (18,350 ft) on a 350cc Enfield Bullitt.