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Daniel Alexander QC

 


Year of call: 1988
Year of silk: 2003

With over 25 years’ experience of litigation, Daniel has a wide practice focussing on intellectual property law but extending to other areas, including IT and media/entertainment law and a range of international 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 as well as appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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, ASOS/Assos, Fage/Chobani.

His practice encompasses experience in arbitration in a range of tribunals and covering a diverse range of subjects in private and public international law extending to one of the leading cases on interim relief in public international law of recent years.

Recent Activity

» Premier League Commission
» Actavis -v- Eli Lilly [2017] UKSC 48
» Shanks -v- Unilever
» Teva, Accord, Lupin, and Generics UK trading as Mylan v Gilead Sciences Inc.
» (1) Novartis AG (2) LTS Lohmann therapie-systeme AG (3) Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd v (1) Focus Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd (2) Actavis Group PTC EHF (3) Actavis UK Ltd and between: (1) Novartis AG (2) LTS Lohmann therapie-systeme AG (3) Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd v Teva UK Ltd
» Teva UK LTD v Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GMBH & Co KG [2016] EWCA Civ 1296
» Thoratec Europe Ltd v AIS GMBH Aachen Innovative Solutions (2016)
» Glaxo Wellcome Uk Ltd (t/a Allen & Hanburys) v Sandoz Ltd (High Court) [2016] EWHC 1537 (Ch)
» Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Ltd, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others [2016] EWHC 94 (Pat)
» 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

"He has got an incredible mind, he is wonderfully articulate and he is incredibly accessible" "A smooth-as-silk silk who is willing and able to take a difficult case and find winning points in it. He sees the bigger picture, and clients like him because he's a great cross-examiner with a very delicate touch"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

"A very strong practitioner who is very fluent, thoughtful and strategic." "He's excellent both on a personal level and in terms of his advocacy and legal insight"
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2017

"A barrister with a great mind who is very friendly"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2017

"He provides clear, well-thought-through and commercial advice"
Legal 500 (IT and Telecoms) 2017
 
"An exceptional silk, who is able to look at matters from a judge's, advocates's and client's perspective"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2017

"He works extremely well in teams and approaches work with good humour and a positive attitude."
Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2017

 "An excellent advocate and very capable adviser"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2016

"He has a good sense of how judges will be thinking"
Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2016

"He has a good demeanour and interaction style with solicitors and clients"
Legal 500 (IT and Telecoms) 2016

"He is a polished, accomplished advocate." "You always turn to Daniel Alexander for any knotty issues on the copyright side."
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2016

"Very good indeed - he is sensible, knowledgeable and a vey fine opponent"
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2016

"Brilliant at handling complex cases that others make seem convoluted. He identifies the key issues and pares them down with apparent effortlessness" "Charismatic and great with clients"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

"Recommended for handling complex technological patent disputes"
Legal 500 (IT and Telecoms) 2015

"He knows his cases inside out, no stones are left unturned in his preparation"
Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2015

"Has enjoyed a career in IP few silks can match, and has appeared in many of the most significant patent, trade mark and copyright actions of the past 20 years"
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015

"Extremely well regarded and an absolutely superb advocate" "He understands how judges' minds work, so knows how to manage the court really well"
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2015

"Admired for his his work in digital technology cases. Judges trust him because he only runs the best points"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2015

"He is quite simply superb, and one of the very best at the patent bar"
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2015

 

 

  • What the Directories Say
  • "He has got an incredible mind, he is wonderfully articulate and he is incredibly accessible" "A smooth-as-silk silk who is willing and able to take a difficult case and find winning points in it. He sees the bigger picture, and clients like him because he's a great cross-examiner with a very delicate touch"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "A very strong practitioner who is very fluent, thoughtful and strategic." "He's excellent both on a personal level and in terms of his advocacy and legal insight"
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2017

    "A barrister with a great mind who is very friendly"
    Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2017

    "He provides clear, well-thought-through and commercial advice"
    Legal 500 (IT and Telecoms) 2017
     
    "An exceptional silk, who is able to look at matters from a judge's, advocates's and client's perspective"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2017

    "He works extremely well in teams and approaches work with good humour and a positive attitude."
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2017

     "An excellent advocate and very capable adviser"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "He has a good sense of how judges will be thinking"
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2016

    "He has a good demeanour and interaction style with solicitors and clients"
    Legal 500 (IT and Telecoms) 2016

    "He is a polished, accomplished advocate." "You always turn to Daniel Alexander for any knotty issues on the copyright side."
    Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2016

    "Very good indeed - he is sensible, knowledgeable and a vey fine opponent"
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2016

    "Brilliant at handling complex cases that others make seem convoluted. He identifies the key issues and pares them down with apparent effortlessness" "Charismatic and great with clients"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2016

    "Recommended for handling complex technological patent disputes"
    Legal 500 (IT and Telecoms) 2015

    "He knows his cases inside out, no stones are left unturned in his preparation"
    Legal 500 (Media and entertainment) 2015

    "Has enjoyed a career in IP few silks can match, and has appeared in many of the most significant patent, trade mark and copyright actions of the past 20 years"
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2015

    "Extremely well regarded and an absolutely superb advocate" "He understands how judges' minds work, so knows how to manage the court really well"
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2015

    "Admired for his his work in digital technology cases. Judges trust him because he only runs the best points"
    Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2015

    "He is quite simply superb, and one of the very best at the patent bar"
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2015