Alex May


Alex is a specialist IP litigator with particular experience of multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. He has acted in several high-stakes disputes that have gone to trial in the English High Court and he has made and defended a range of interim applications. Having practised in Australia, Alex is familiar with litigation in the Australian courts. He also has experience of conducting patent actions in the Dutch and German courts.

Alex handles cases in all technical fields and has represented clients involved in patent disputes with Teva, Biogen, Apple, Nokia, Transocean and Virgin Media, amongst others. His scientific background gives him an advantage in technical matters, especially in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Alex is experienced in obtaining cross-border injunctions, giving freedom-to-operate advice, advising in relation to priority rights, obtaining evidence overseas, conducting designs litigation and reviewing patent portfolios to identify patents for assertion. He is the principal author of several book chapters explaining IP rights and litigation in the UK.

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University of Nottingham BSc (Hons) Human Genetics (September 1999 â?? June 2002)
BPP Law School, London Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; Post-graduate Diploma in Law (Septem
University of Oxford Post-graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice (September 201