Clarendon House
Clarendon Road



Patent star 2023


United Kingdom (England)

Practice areas:

Patent office proceedings
Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Aerospace & defence
Construction & materials
Universities & research

Alan joined Reddie & Grose in 2002 and became a partner in 2011. Alan handles work in a wide range of subject areas. He has been involved with inventions ranging from better wasp traps and more user-friendly monitoring devices, to smaller combinatorial chemistry substrates and more efficient electrochemical processes.

Alan’s background is in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. He has a doctorate for research relating to electron-beam welded pipelines and has completed periods of industrial experience with companies involved in metallic coatings and welding technology.

Much of Alan’s current work involves aspects of materials science, and he deals with clients involved in technologies such as metal extraction, medical equipment and implants, and semiconductor devices. Alan also handles work from wider engineering fields such as mechanical devices and radar technology, and has considerable experience of drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to electronic cigarettes.


Year Joined Firm: 2002


  • PhD, “Development of microstructure in electron beam welded ferritic steels”, Cambridge University
  • MEng, Materials Engineering, University of Birmingham

Network Memberships:

  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)


Last updated: 22nd January 2021