Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
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, 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).
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.