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Alex Burns

Associate, European Patent Attorney


Alex Burns
Alex Burns

Alex is a member of our electronics, computing & physics, and engineering patent teams, working primarily in the fields of telecoms, medical devices, computer software, optics, engineering, and electronics.  He has experience in all stages of the patent application process including drafting and prosecuting patent applications to grant in the UK and Europe, as well as handling EPO oppositions and appeals.  He works with clients ranging from individual inventors to large multi-national companies.

Alex is also a professional representative authorized to act before the UKIPO and EUIPO in design matters, with experience handling both registered and unregistered design matters.

His technical expertise encompasses:

  • Medical devices including retinal implants, and respiratory equipment
  • Telecommunication systems and television systems
  • Optoelectronic switches and photonic devices
  • Data processing systems and methods
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Fire safety devices and systems
  • Printing systems and methods
  • Bicycle equipment

Alex has an MSci in Natural Sciences (Experimental and Theoretical Physics) from the University of Cambridge.  In the final year of his studies, he undertook a research project investigating naturally-occurring photonic structures.  He joined Mewburn Ellis in 2013, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2016 and a European Patent Attorney in 2017.

t: +44 (0)207 776 5300
e: alex.burns@mewburn.com
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