Alan MacDougall


UK & European Patent Attorney

European Patent Litigator


Alan acts for clients of all sizes, including SMEs and large multinational companies, advising them on their IP strategies and managing their IP portfolios. He has significant experience in electrical, electronic, acoustics, communications and computing technologies. Alan has been recommended in the latest edition of The Legal 500and in the most recent IAM Patent 1000 guide, in which he is described as an “electronics wizard.”



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“I have been working with Alan MacDougall for over ten years. Alan is very diligent in his work and has extensive knowledge and experience in the intellectual property field. He always responds in a timely and accurate manner and has been a reliable partner in my business.”

The Legal 500 (2023)

“The growth of our company is thanks to Alan’s continued and valuable efforts.”

IAM Patent 1000 (2022)

“Electronics wizard Alan MacDougall’s vast scientific know-how allows him to advise across a wide breadth of technical areas, though robotics, telecommunications and software are three particular strengths. He is looked to by companies on every scale for his detailed strategic advice.”

IAM Patent 1000 (2021)