Alastair is a patent attorney with 4 years’ experience of patent drafting and prosecution before the UK patent office.

He has experience across a variety of technical fields in the areas of physics and engineering, working with a range of clients including individuals, universities, SMEs and international corporations. His work includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in respect of semiconductors, electronics and optoelectronics, medical devices, wearable technology and aerospace.


  • Working closely with a start-up focusing on wearable technology and medical devices, drafting and prosecuting a suite of patent applications to protect the new technology the company is generating as it grows and diversifies.
  • Taking over prosecution of a US patent application relating to a device for managing Parkinson’s disease and overcoming a number of complex objections at the first attempt, resulting in the application proceeding directly to grant. The client commented “It was quite challenging responding to the examiner’s objections and you did an excellent job”
  • Awarded the Charles Salter Prize for Excellence in Metallurgy, Imperial College London 2016
  • Presented with the Innovation Early Career Award, Dowty Propellors (GE Aviation) 2015


“Ali is very quick to understand new ideas, both legal and technical – an essential skill for a patent attorney. Whilst his excellent technical skills were no real surprise given his university background, his strong work ethic and enthusiasm for learning new things have made him stand out. Ali takes new challenges calmly in his stride.”

Lucy Holloway, Patent Attorney & Associate at Barker Brettell