Alex draws on his real-world engineering experience and background to assist clients with their intellectual property needs, including patent prosecution and strategy in areas such as computer software and hardware, user interfaces, music streaming, memory devices, consumer electronics, and mobile platforms. Alex’s experiences as a software engineer help him to quickly understand complex technologies, prepare robust patent applications, and assist with developing and executing global patent filing strategies.
Alex previously worked in the IP department for a global provider of data storage, virtualization, and cloud computing services, where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications, evaluated products for compliance with open-source licenses, and helped defend against patent-infringement allegations. Before his career in law, his experience as a software engineer involved designing, implementing, and automatically testing complex end-to-end systems for remotely monitoring patients with implanted pacemaker or defibrillator devices.
During law school, Alex served as the executive articles editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. For his third year of law school, he attended Stanford Law School as a visiting J.D. student, where he earned the Gerald Gunther prize for outstanding performance in Intellectual Property: International.
University of Michigan Law School, 2014, J.D., Cum Laude
Stanford Law School, 2013-2014, Visiting J.D. Student
Cornell University, 2007, A.B. (Information Science), Cum Laude
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recipient, Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Intellectual Property: International, Stanford Law School
Executive Articles Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
Recipient, Dean’s Scholarship (merit-based scholarship), University of Michigan Law School