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Alexander Ford MA, MEng (Cantab), EPA, CPA


Alexander is an Associate in our Advanced Engineering group.

He has comprehensive experience in drafting and prosecution of patent applications before the European Patent Office.

Alexander’s work has included the drafting and handling of oppositions as well as giving non-infringement and invalidity opinions and freedom-to-operate advice.

Alexander has worked for clients in a broad range of technical fields, with particular experience of oilfield services, aerospace and renewable energy.

Education & background

Alexander studied Engineering at Cambridge University, covering aspects of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering and graduated with a Master’s degree specialising in fluid dynamics, in particular the aerodynamics of road haulage vehicles in 2014.

After graduation, Alexander worked for a private practice IP firm in London and Munich, gaining experience in all aspects of European patent practice. He also obtained a post-graduate qualification in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary University of London before joining Withers & Rogers in 2017.

On a personal note...

A former rugby player, Alexander has recently taken up the lower-contact pursuits of running and cycling and can often be found climbing the hills of North Somerset or completing endurance obstacle courses. On a less vigorous note, Alexander enjoys competing in pub quizzes whenever there is an opportunity.