Alex Gardiner

Associate, Patent Scientist

Alex Gardiner

Alex is an associate Patent Scientist with a background in electronic engineering. Prior to joining EIP Alex completed a law degree at Santa Clara University in California where he won awards for academic achievement. February 2022, Alex qualified and was sworn in as a member of the California bar, and as of October 2022 he has been added to the roll of Solicitors for England and Wales.

Alex has a degree in engineering (electrical and electronic) from the University of Aberdeen and a degree in electronic engineering from the University of Huddersfield where his thesis focused on IP law issues in creating and implementing wearable electronic healthcare technology.

Published articles

  • July 2023
    EIP Updates, Preachin’ Pride Blues (link)
  • June 2022
    EIP Updates, Pride Month, Progress, and The Paradox of Tolerance (link)
  • February 2022
    EIP Updates, LGBT+ History Month 2022: Robert Rauschenberg and Transformation Through Context (link)
  • October 2021
    WIPR, Mental health and tech: what role can IP play? (link)
  • June 2021
    EIP Updates, United States v. Arthrex - An Executive Dysfunction (link)
  • May 2021
    Finance Monthly, UK Patent Box Scheme Set To Become An Even More Valuable Tax Benefit (link)
  • March 2021
    EIP Updates, UK Patent Box scheme set to become an even more valuable tax benefit (link)

Education and qualifications

  • A member of the California bar
  • Added to the roll of Solicitors for England and Wales
  • High-Tech Law Certificate (Intellectual Property Specialisation, with honours)
  • 2021 — 2022
    Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (Distinction), Queen Mary University of London
  • 2016 — 2019
    J.D., Santa Clara University
  • 2015 — 2016
    BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering, University of Huddersfield
  • 2011 — 2015
    BSc Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), University of Aberdeen

Career history

  • 2020 — present
    Associate, EIP

Awards and recognition

  • High-Tech Excellence Award, Santa Clara University

Languages spoken

  • German
  • French (Intermediate)



  • AI
  • Consumer electronics
  • Digital health
  • Fintech
  • Semiconductors


  • Semiconductors


  • Digital health