Alexander Crew

Trainee Patent Attorney

Alex graduated from Imperial College London in 2019 with a first class Master’s degree in Physics. Over the course of his degree Alex gained knowledge in a broad range of applied fields: from nanotechnology and laser physics to computational neuroscience and plasmonics. His final year project concerned the development and build of an optical trap in which oil microdroplets could be levitated by a vertically orientated laser beam.
While at university, Alex spent a summer working in the Photonics research group. Here he undertook a research pilot investigating the potential benefits of utilising surface plasmon polariton leakage radiation as an alternative to conventional surface plasmon resonances in biosensors.
Alex joined Kilburn & Strode as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Tech group in September 2019 and is currently training to become a UK and European patent attorney.


MSci in Physics (First Class Honours) – Imperial College London (2019)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) – student member
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI) - student member
Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS)

Selected Publications 

A. Crew, Too big to pay – has Shanks v Unilever changed the way the courts interpret ‘outstanding benefit’?, Kilburn & Strode, (2019)

  • Medical Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optics
  • Software
  • Patents

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