“Wins praise for the cultural understanding that enables him to successfully coordinate litigation throughout Europe”

Chambers & Partners

Alex Wilson, Partner, advises clients from a wide range of industries on strategies for exploiting and enforcing of intellectual property rights across Europe
















WIPR Leaders 2017iam 1000 - Recommended Individual 2015



Ranked In - Chambers Global 2016 - Leading IndividualRanked In - Chambers UK 2017 - Leading IndividualThe Legal 500 UK - Recommended Lawyer 2015


Alex is most active in the resolution of intellectual property and technology contract disputes. He advises clients on Europe-wide IP enforcement and defensive strategies, appearing regularly before the English courts and the European Patent Office. Alex has an international practice acting particularly in matters of a multi-jurisdictional character.


Alex has experience of dispute resolution across the full range of IP rights. His scientific background has put him in a good position to handle highly technical and standards related cases. He has acted in matters relating to technologies as diverse as semi-conductors, graphics processing, medical devices, biotechnology, explosives, oil and gas, paints, consumer electronics and mobile phones.


Alex’s fluency in French and German allowed him to spend periods working in leading law firms in Paris and Düsseldorf. He regularly supports and attends proceedings before the German Courts and is a recognised foreign expert in the German system (Chambers Global). He has also practised as a solicitor in Australia and as an examiner at the European Patent Office for a number of years. Alex has been a partner at Powell Gilbert since 2007. He is a member of AIPPI, EPLAW, GRUR and VPP. He regularly lectures on intellectual property matters at conferences and is the author of numerous articles on this subject.


…acts for clients in electronics, energy, life sciences and chemicals in multi-jurisdictional patent disputes.  His command of French and German is much appreciated by his European clients.
Chambers and Partners 2015


Highly technical cases, often relating to industry standards, are dispatched effortlessly by Alex Wilson

IAM 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2015


Alex Wilson is a "real details person who is good with the technical stuff" and is noted for his ability to give "precise explanations".
Chambers and Partners 2014


"very personable and approachable" ... and is "extremely good"
Legal 500 2013


Alex Wilson is a "great strategist and a master of multi-jurisdictional patent litigation".

IAM 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2013


Alex Wilson brings "an invaluable global pespective and relationships with peers around the world to the table. Commercially aware and enthusiastic, he partners seamlessly with in-house departments, many of which are household names in the telecommunications industry."
IAM 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012

Contact details

T +44 20 3040 8040
E alex.wilson@powellgilbert.com



1996 Solicitor (England & Wales)
2000 Solicitor (New South Wales)
2007 Solicitor Advocate



BSc (Biochemistry), University College London
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Bristol University

Cases include
  • HTC v Gemalto (patent - electronics / telecoms)
  • HTC v Nokia (patent - graphics processing)
  • Fresenius v CareFusion (patent - medical devices)
  • HTC v Apple (patent - smart phones)
  • Nichia v Seoul Semiconductor & others
  • Almirall v Boehringer Ingelheim (patent - pharma)
  • Nichia v Argos (patent - semiconductors)
  • Sandoz v Napp (patent - pharma)
  • Abbott v Evysio (patent - stents)
  • Coflexip v Subsea 7 (patent - oil/gas)
  • Passion for Life v Persee Medica (technology contract dispute - medical devices)
  • Banier v News Group Newspapers (copyright - photographs)