Alison Simons


I joined Dummett Copp LLP in 2001 after qualifying as a European Patent Attorney with BT's Intellectual Property Department, and became a partner with the firm in 2005.  I retired in 2019.

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.

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.


  • BSc Computer Science
  • MSc Telecommunications Engineering