Alexander Perry focuses on an integrated practice of intellectual property advice for a holistic approach involving, procurement, diligence, and enforcement.
Intellectual Property Procurement
Alex’s patent experience includes power generation and distribution, photovoltaics, semiconductors, electronics, sensors, control systems, robotic vehicles, fibers, and fasteners, among others. It also includes portfolio management, and procurement of both domestic and international patents.
Alex's trademark practice includes clearing potential marks prior to substantial investment and advising best practices of usage and enforcement.
Due Diligence, Contracts, and Opinions
Alex regularly investigates target companies for pitfalls which may impact the value and enforceability of IP portfolios and is integrated with our corporate transactions team. Alex has experience in negotiating IP agreements and assists our government contracts teams with respect to IP and other data rights issues. Alex also clears patents prior to seeking protection to safeguard client investments and helps manage infringement risk of competitor's IP.
IP Enforcement and Defense
Alex is often integral to our enforcement and defense litigation teams, which both protect clients' IP rights from infringement and also protect our clients from faulty assertions of infringement. He has developed valuable invalidity and non-infringement theories and served as the primary contact with our technical experts.
Alex began his career as a chemical analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, where he conducted research related to fiber optic-based photo-luminescent sensors and designed computer-based lab testing applications. From 2003 to 2008, he served as a nuclear propulsion engineer and Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy where he worked with all aspects of nuclear power generation and transmission and specifically focused on microprocessor-based reactor control and protection systems. He has further experience with relational database design and operation through the development of several qualification and material management programs. Alex holds a general class amateur radio license.
Alex earned his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in Chemical Engineering, with graduate coursework in electrical engineering and power systems through the Naval Postgraduate School prior to obtaining his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.