He specialises in advising clients on work across computer games, technology and commercial intellectual property issues.
Recent work includes advising:
- A client in an international and well publicised trade mark dispute for use of a title in computer games
- A large broadcaster over games development strategy including licensing of high profile IP for use in games
- A computer games developer in respect of a conference based on a successful game
- An award winning studio in relation to the sale, distribution, safety compliance and procurement of a new technology product
Alex also advises a number of start-ups, including those who are part of an incubator or acceleration project.
Alex regularly speaks at industry events including ExPlay, GameCity and start-up events, (including the Do Lectures) and writes and contributes to Wired, Develop Magazine, Pocket Gamer, BBC Radio 4, the Guardian and the legal press.
Alex is named in the Legal 500, has been named in Develop’s 30 under 30 for rising stars in games development and has received awards in the annual indieVisibility awards.
Recent articles, comment and talks that Alex has provided include:
- The Key Masters: Reselling and the Games Industry
- The implementation and effect of the new Consumer Rights Act
- So you want to be a player
- The legal risks with marketing a freemium app as free
- Are Lindsay Lohan and Manuel Noriega right to sue over video game likenesses?
- Riot Games’ Recent Patent Filings
- Candy crushed: a lawyer's view on King v Stoic
- The Do Lectures - Intellectual Property Rights for Start-Ups
- EA Hit with Battlefield 4 Lawsuit
- Digital Rights on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours
- Why Onlive’s Brave Venture Failed
- A Matter of Ownership-IP Rights in Computer Games