The Innovation Firm

Alexander Adam, Ph.D.

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • Boston University, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude
  • Boston University, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Boston University, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • German-American Business Council of Boston - Committee Member for the Membership Committee
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • AIPPI-US Member
  • Medical Development Group of Boston - Participating in Programs Committee

Alexander Adam, Ph.D.

Alexander Adam, Ph.D. Attorney

Alexander Adam, Ph.D.

Principal
Boston office
617.607.5900

Alexander is a highly experienced scientist turned patent attorney, who specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of medical devices, biotechnology, life sciences, computer systems, electronics, imaging software, control systems, mechanical devices, telecommunications, and clean energy. He advises clients on U.S. and international patent strategy. Alex also has experience in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, patent litigation, due diligence, and providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions.

For over a decade, Alex has represented major universities, small and medium businesses, and start-ups, learning their business goals and strengthening their positions by developing strong intellectual property strategies. Alex’s patent prosecution work includes semiconductor manufacturing technology, laboratory devices for the pharmaceutical industry, 3-D modeling for surgical planning, computer-controlled prosthetic devices, automatic speech recognition technology, needle-free injection devices, fuel cell technology, drug infusion pumps, wearable sensors, augmented reality (AR), microfluidics and medical implants, as well as nanomaterials. Additionally, Alex has worked with artificial intelligence innovations such as neural networks, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

Outside of the firm, Alex contributes to the Medical Development Group of Boston (MDG) and the German-American Business Council of Boston (GABC). He has been a speaker and co-organizer of MDG Forum events on Successful Strategies for Medical Device Startups, Bionics and Exoskeletons, and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).

From 2013 - 2019, Alex was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

As a Ph.D. scientist, Alex worked at Boston University’s NeuroMuscular Research Center as a research assistant professor and co-supervisor in the Motor Unit Laboratory. He developed technical expertise in biosignal detection and analysis, sensor design, biomechanics, and digital signal processing.

Alex’s doctoral work in biomedical engineering explored the neural regulation of human muscle activity through in-vivo recordings and mathematical modeling. He has co-authored over ten scientific articles that were published in numerous journals, including The Journal of Applied Physiology, The Journal of Neurophysiology, and The Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

Alexander is a native German speaker.

 

Publications

  • Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations , Medical Design Briefs, March 1, 2018
  • Intellectual Property: How Medtech Startups Can Protect It, Medical Design & Outsourcing, August 7, 2017
  • “Technology Transfer to Combat Climate Change: Opportunities and Obligations Under TRIPS and Kyoto” 9 J. HIGH TECH. L. 1 (2009).

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts

Firm News

  • Four Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Attorneys Name 2017 Rising Stars By Super Lawyers more

Press Releases

  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Elects Alexander Adam, Ph.D. and Christopher Albert as Principals more
  • Alexander Adam, Ph.D. Joins Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as an Associate more
Biography

Alexander is a highly experienced scientist turned patent attorney, who specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of medical devices, biotechnology, life sciences, computer systems, electronics, imaging software, control systems, mechanical devices, telecommunications, and clean energy. He advises clients on U.S. and international patent strategy. Alex also has experience in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, patent litigation, due diligence, and providing invalidity and non-infringement opinions.

For over a decade, Alex has represented major universities, small and medium businesses, and start-ups, learning their business goals and strengthening their positions by developing strong intellectual property strategies. Alex’s patent prosecution work includes semiconductor manufacturing technology, laboratory devices for the pharmaceutical industry, 3-D modeling for surgical planning, computer-controlled prosthetic devices, automatic speech recognition technology, needle-free injection devices, fuel cell technology, drug infusion pumps, wearable sensors, augmented reality (AR), microfluidics and medical implants, as well as nanomaterials. Additionally, Alex has worked with artificial intelligence innovations such as neural networks, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

Outside of the firm, Alex contributes to the Medical Development Group of Boston (MDG) and the German-American Business Council of Boston (GABC). He has been a speaker and co-organizer of MDG Forum events on Successful Strategies for Medical Device Startups, Bionics and Exoskeletons, and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).

From 2013 - 2019, Alex was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

As a Ph.D. scientist, Alex worked at Boston University’s NeuroMuscular Research Center as a research assistant professor and co-supervisor in the Motor Unit Laboratory. He developed technical expertise in biosignal detection and analysis, sensor design, biomechanics, and digital signal processing.

Alex’s doctoral work in biomedical engineering explored the neural regulation of human muscle activity through in-vivo recordings and mathematical modeling. He has co-authored over ten scientific articles that were published in numerous journals, including The Journal of Applied Physiology, The Journal of Neurophysiology, and The Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

Alexander is a native German speaker.

 

Publications

  • Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations , Medical Design Briefs, March 1, 2018
  • Intellectual Property: How Medtech Startups Can Protect It, Medical Design & Outsourcing, August 7, 2017
  • “Technology Transfer to Combat Climate Change: Opportunities and Obligations Under TRIPS and Kyoto” 9 J. HIGH TECH. L. 1 (2009).
Education
  • Boston University, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude
  • Boston University, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Boston University, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
Speaking Engagements
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • German-American Business Council of Boston - Committee Member for the Membership Committee
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • AIPPI-US Member
  • Medical Development Group of Boston - Participating in Programs Committee

News
  • Four Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Attorneys Name 2017 Rising Stars By Super Lawyers more
  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. Elects Alexander Adam, Ph.D. and Christopher Albert as Principals more
  • Alexander Adam, Ph.D. Joins Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as an Associate more
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts

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