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Daniel Alexander QC

 


Year of call: 1988
Year of silk: 2003

With over 20 years’ experience of litigation and advice in intellectual property cases, Daniel's practice covers all areas of intellectual property including IT and media/entertainment cases.

Work includes international and EU-cases, including multi-jurisdictional IP issues, private international law, and arbitration/mediation of IP and media disputes.

Patent work includes most areas of technology. Cases have involved medical and plant biotechnology (including SPCs), pharmaceuticals, chemical process design, telecommunications and mobile phones, medical and analytic equipment, electronics, petroleum engineering apparatus, data transmission and systems design, hydraulic equipment, consumer and household products. Practice includes EPO, UK Patent Office and CJEU cases.

Media/copyright work includes rights licensing, copyright infringement and internet related cases in all areas, including music, visual arts, print and electronic media. Work includes cases for most major broadcasters.

Prominent trade mark work includes the leading ECJ cases Canon, BMW/Deenik Nichols, Gerolsteiner, Doublemint, Philips/Remington, Davidoff/Levis and Celltech.

IT work covers wide range, including rights-related and contract disputes and arbitration of IT disputes.

 

Recent Activity

» AstraZeneca AB & Anor v KRKA dd Novo Mesto & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 484
» Novartis AG & Ors v Focus Pharmaceuticals Ltd & Ors [2015] EWHC 1068 (Pat) (27 April 2015)
» (1) Roger Maier (2) Assos of Switzerland SA -and- (1) ASOS plc (2) ASOS.com Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 220
» Vringo Infrastructure Inc v ZTE (UK) Ltd [2014] EWHC 3924 (Pat)
» Teva UK Ltd & Anor v Leo Pharma A/s [2014] EWHC 3096 (Pat)
» Shanks v Unilever [2014] EWHC 1647 (Pat)
» Ian Shanks v (1) Unilever Plc (2) Unilever NV (3) Unilever UK Central Resources Ltd O/259/13
» AstraZeneca AB & Anor v KRKA, DD Novo Mesto & Anor [2014] EWHC 84 (Pat)

What the Directories Say

"Very much at the top of the tree, and highly respected by judges" 
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2014

"Recommended for rights-related and contract disputes, and IT arbitration"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2014

"Recommended for rights licensing and copyright related matters"
Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2014

"Fast becoming the IP Bar's number one", "he's tremendously bright and incisive".
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2014

"Very bright, he factors in commercial considerations and gives highly relevant advice."
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2014

"An excellent IP silk, who is particularly good on cutting-edge issues around disruptive technologies". "Phenomenal when it comes to trade mark aspects of publishing".
Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2014

"tremendously bright and incisive".
Legal 500 (Media, entertainment and sport) 2013

Daniel Alexander QC is a "hugely smooth act, who is a classic example of what you want in leading counsel: he is on top of his brief and plausible, wins the ear of the judge, and is an impressive operator." Broadcasting disputes and issues relating to patents are a specialism for him.
Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2013

"One of the greatest barristers of his generation," Daniel Alexander QC "has a charming manner and is devastating in court." He has recent experience working in the EU courts on IP/IT cases.
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2013

It is taken as axiomatic that Daniel Alexander QC is "one of the stars of the IP Bar." He has a "fantastic eye for detail," is "exceptionally bright and covers all the angles." It is noted that, as a result of his experience and his renowned intellect, he enjoys a "good rapport with judges."
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2013


 

  • What the Directories Say
  • "Very much at the top of the tree, and highly respected by judges" 
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2014

    "Recommended for rights-related and contract disputes, and IT arbitration"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2014

    "Recommended for rights licensing and copyright related matters"
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2014

    "Fast becoming the IP Bar's number one", "he's tremendously bright and incisive".
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2014

    "Very bright, he factors in commercial considerations and gives highly relevant advice."
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2014

    "An excellent IP silk, who is particularly good on cutting-edge issues around disruptive technologies". "Phenomenal when it comes to trade mark aspects of publishing".
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2014

    "tremendously bright and incisive".
    Legal 500 (Media, entertainment and sport) 2013

    Daniel Alexander QC is a "hugely smooth act, who is a classic example of what you want in leading counsel: he is on top of his brief and plausible, wins the ear of the judge, and is an impressive operator." Broadcasting disputes and issues relating to patents are a specialism for him.
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2013

    "One of the greatest barristers of his generation," Daniel Alexander QC "has a charming manner and is devastating in court." He has recent experience working in the EU courts on IP/IT cases.
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2013

    It is taken as axiomatic that Daniel Alexander QC is "one of the stars of the IP Bar." He has a "fantastic eye for detail," is "exceptionally bright and covers all the angles." It is noted that, as a result of his experience and his renowned intellect, he enjoys a "good rapport with judges."
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2013