Dr Alan McBride


Alan specialises in patent litigation in the pharmaceutical sector. In the UK, Alan has experience in proceedings before the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords (now The Supreme Court). Alan is responsible for pharmaceutical product coordination projects, in which he manages patent litigation in Europe and in a number of other countries. Alan regularly works alongside lawyers and patent attorneys in various jurisdictions within Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia. 

Before entering the legal profession, Alan was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University College London and a Lecturer in Chemistry.

Alan is a co-author of the UK chapter of Intellectual Property Review and the author of numerous articles and blog entries on intellectual property matters.

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Areas of Practice

Life Sciences

Year Qualified



2004 - 2005 Legal Practice Course (Distinction) The College of Law, Chester
2002 - 2004 Bachelor of Legal Science Queenâ??s University, Belfast
1995 - 1999 Ph.D. Biochemistry Downing College, Cambridge
1991 - 1995 B.Sc.(Hons.) Biochemistry (First Class) Queenâ??s University, Belfast