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Alex is a highly experienced scientist turned patent attorney who drafts and prosecutes 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 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, fiber optics, photonic sensors, augmented reality (AR), microfluidics and diagnostics, medical implants, and nanomaterials. Additionally, Alex has worked with artificial intelligence innovations such as neural networks, machine learning, natural language processing, and the Internet of Things. Alex also advises clients on open source software compliance, open source patent issues, and corporate policies on use of open source software.

Alex combines his experience in patent prosecution with his extensive technical background to counsel clients on important business matters and strategies, including:

  • portfolio evaluation for potential investors
  • patentability opinions
  • freedom to operate analyses
  • noninfringement and invalidity opinions
  • portfolio management
  • license agreements
  • competitive IP intelligence
  • merger and acquisition (M&A) due diligence

Outside of the firm, Alex contributes to the Medical Development Group of Boston (MDG), the MIT eForum, and the German-American Business Council of Boston (GABC). He has been a speaker and co-organizer of events on topics such as Optics and Photonics in Healthcare, Successful Strategies for Medical Device Startups, Bionics and Exoskeletons, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, and Strategic Focus on Innovation Protection and Rights Enforcement.

Since 2021, Alex has received distinction in The Best Lawyers in America® for his patent law expertise. From 2013 - 2019, Alex was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. In 2022, Alex was individually recognized by LMG Life Sciences among Leading Life Sciences Lawyers for Patent Prosecution.

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. For his master’s degree in biomedical engineering, Alex employed electromyographic techniques to analyze nerve signals controlling hand muscles. Alex’s undergraduate research focused on computational models of object recognition in the visual system. 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.

Bar Admissions

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


  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, Boston University
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School
  • Prosecuted a large portfolio of patent applications for a major university in the drug delivery space.
  • Prosecuted a significant portfolio of patent applications for an additive manufacturing startup company.
  • Developed and expanded a major portfolio of patent applications for a medical implant startup company.
  • Conducted due diligence of a medical device patent portfolio for an acquisition by a major private investment company.
  • Successfully represented a food manufacturer in a trademark cancellation proceeding.
  • Conducted trademark clearance for a public gene therapy company.
  • 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).
  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association (BIPLA) 
  • German-American Business Council of Boston - Serving on their Board of Directors
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Medical Development Group of Boston - Participating in Programs Committee
  • The New England Section of Optica
  • Black Duck Certified Open Source Legal Professional