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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

» 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)
» (1) Actavis Group PTC EHF (2) Actavis UK Ltd v (1) Sanofi (2) Sanofi Pharma Bristol-Myers Squibb SNC (C-443/12)
» Microsoft Corp v Motorola Mobility LLC [2013] EWCA Civ 1613
» Assos of Switzerland SA v ASOS Plc [2013] EWHC 2831 (Ch)
» Fage UK Ltd -v- Chobani UK Ltd [2013] EWHC 630 (Ch)
» Actavis v. Sanofi [2012] EWHC 2545 (Pat)
» HTC v Apple [2012] EWHC 1789 (Pat)
» Generics (UK) Ltd (trading as Mylan) v Novartis AG
» LG v Sony Computer Entertainment
» Georgetown, Rochester and Loyola Universities v. UKIPO (Case C-422/10).

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

‘an expert in Copyright Tribunal cases’ and ‘always charming to work with’.
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2012

Daniel Alexander QC is ‘phenomenal on the trade mark aspects of publishing’.
Legal 500 (Media, Entertainment, sports) 2012

He is universally acclaimed as an exceptionally bright and able advocate who has the capacity to handle a range of work from technically demanding patent disputes through to trade mark litigation.
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2012

He is "an ideal choice of barrister for complex technical IT disputes," and further has experience sitting as an arbitrator in ICC IT arbitrations.
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2012

Daniel Alexander QC is "excellent, a class act," and highly regarded for his work for broadcasters. Commentators particularly applaud him for his manner with clients, noting that "he makes the whole business of litigating as painless as possible."
Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2012

"Court is the natural milieu" of this "incredibly thorough" barrister who is "undoubtedly one of the outstanding barristers of his generation".
Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2011

"An innovative and lateral thinker who is good with clients".
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2011

"a real brain – an innovative, lateral and insightful thinker." "He is able to deal with complex legal arguments in a disarmingly simple way" and is "a real team player who is excellent with clients."
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2011

"He brings the perfect balance of litigation experience and technical expertise to his work".
Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2011

"tactically brilliant, intellectually astute and thoroughly commercial"
Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2010

Daniel Alexander is praised for his 'huge expertise' and is held in 'high regard'.
Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2010

'Incredibly diligent'
Legal 500 (Information Technology) 2010

Daniel Alexander QC is one of the very best silks in the IT/IP Bar and is an asset to any case. "If you're against him you know it's going to be tough as he is very, very smart and an advocate of great distinction". He is the main draw at a set thay includes other highly polished performers.
Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2010

Daniel Alexander QC can get to the 'nub' of a matter very quickly'. His advocacy skills in the courtroom are highly prized by instructing solicitors, who find him "adaptable, persuasive, silver - tongued and great fun".
Chambers & Partner (Intellectual Property) 2010

Daniel Alexander QC has advised a number of broadcasters over the years and acted for The Beatles in their lengthy well publicised dispute with Apple Computer. He is a must have for many solicitors.
Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2010

'Highly respected by clients, opponents and judges alike'.
Legal 500 (Information Technology) 2009

 

  • 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

    ‘an expert in Copyright Tribunal cases’ and ‘always charming to work with’.
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2012

    Daniel Alexander QC is ‘phenomenal on the trade mark aspects of publishing’.
    Legal 500 (Media, Entertainment, sports) 2012

    He is universally acclaimed as an exceptionally bright and able advocate who has the capacity to handle a range of work from technically demanding patent disputes through to trade mark litigation.
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2012

    He is "an ideal choice of barrister for complex technical IT disputes," and further has experience sitting as an arbitrator in ICC IT arbitrations.
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2012

    Daniel Alexander QC is "excellent, a class act," and highly regarded for his work for broadcasters. Commentators particularly applaud him for his manner with clients, noting that "he makes the whole business of litigating as painless as possible."
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2012

    "Court is the natural milieu" of this "incredibly thorough" barrister who is "undoubtedly one of the outstanding barristers of his generation".
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2011

    "An innovative and lateral thinker who is good with clients".
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2011

    "a real brain – an innovative, lateral and insightful thinker." "He is able to deal with complex legal arguments in a disarmingly simple way" and is "a real team player who is excellent with clients."
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2011

    "He brings the perfect balance of litigation experience and technical expertise to his work".
    Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property) 2011

    "tactically brilliant, intellectually astute and thoroughly commercial"
    Chambers & Partners (Media & Entertainment) 2010

    Daniel Alexander is praised for his 'huge expertise' and is held in 'high regard'.
    Legal 500 (Intellectual Property) 2010

    'Incredibly diligent'
    Legal 500 (Information Technology) 2010

    Daniel Alexander QC is one of the very best silks in the IT/IP Bar and is an asset to any case. "If you're against him you know it's going to be tough as he is very, very smart and an advocate of great distinction". He is the main draw at a set thay includes other highly polished performers.
    Chambers & Partners (Information Technology) 2010

    Daniel Alexander QC can get to the 'nub' of a matter very quickly'. His advocacy skills in the courtroom are highly prized by instructing solicitors, who find him "adaptable, persuasive, silver - tongued and great fun".
    Chambers & Partner (Intellectual Property) 2010

    Daniel Alexander QC has advised a number of broadcasters over the years and acted for The Beatles in their lengthy well publicised dispute with Apple Computer. He is a must have for many solicitors.
    Chambers & Partners (Media and Entertainment) 2010

    'Highly respected by clients, opponents and judges alike'.
    Legal 500 (Information Technology) 2009