Alex Elder

Associate

UK patent attorney

BA, MSci, PhD, CPA

Alex joined the life sciences team at Mathys & Squire after completing a PhD and postdoctoral research fellowship. He has experience in European prosecution, opposition and appeal work, as well as in the management of European patent portfolios.

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Alex works primarily in the field of biotechnology and molecular biology, and areas of expertise include gene editing, antibody technology, cellular therapies and vaccines. Alex previously spent five years as a postdoctoral research associate at Newcastle University working in cancer research. His work involved understanding the development of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, with a particular focus on the involvement of cancer stem cells.

Having graduated with a master’s degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in biochemistry, from the University of Cambridge, Alex went on to do a PhD at Queen Mary University which focused on understanding the role of polycomb group epigenetic regulators in liver development.

He also holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London.

Alex is a Fellow member of CIPA.