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Alec Clelland

Consultant - Patents

European Patent Attorney

BSc in Electrical Engineering (University of London)



Alec was appointed to the European Patent Office (EPO) Boards of Appeal in 1990 and spent many years in Board 3.5.1, which hears most appeals in the computer-implemented inventions field. For almost 10 years he was chairman of Board 3.5.3, which deals with telecoms and control systems.


In recent years he has also been chairman of the Professional Development Committee of the Boards of Appeal and has been responsible for the training of many of the present Board of Appeal members. He retired from the EPO in April 2013. He is a European Patent Attorney and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the IEE).


At Maucher Jenkins he advises on inventions in the fields of computing and telecommunications, as well as on procedure before the EPO Boards of Appeal.


Interests outside of work:


Licenced but somewhat inactive radio amateur; lay preacher.

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