Alison Simons

Partner, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

‌I have been with Dummett Copp LLP since 2001 after qualifying as a European Patent Attorney with BT's Intellectual Property Department.

I graduated from the University of Manchester in 1986 with a first class honours degree in Computer Science and then joined the Speech Applications division at BT Research Laboratories. In 1996, I was awarded an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering with distinction from Kings College London.   While working for BT, I contributed to several speech recognition patents, and received BT's patent medal in 1997 for the most promising invention of the year.

I became a partner with the firm in 2005. I am also a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

In my spare time you will generally find me outdoors, either sailing, playing tennis or golf or just taking a leisurely cycle ride. I like to take part in challenges such as the Swimathon and the Moonwalk. I also enjoy a game of table tennis and have started to learn to play bridge.


  • Chartered UK Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • European Designs Attorney
  • BSc Computer Science
  • MSc Telecommunications Engineering

Specialist Technical Areas

  • Electronics
  • Computer implemented inventions
  • Software
  • Speech Synthesis & Recognition
  • Telecommunications