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Alexander Adam Ph.D.

Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Firm: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
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Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

Years In Practice

Phone Number (617) 607-5900

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.

In 2021 and 2022, Alex 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.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
  • Alexander Adam, Ph.D. was individually recognized by LMG Life Sciences as Leading Life Sciences Lawyers for Patent Prosecution in 2022

  • 2013 - 2019, Alex was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
Suffolk University, J.D.
Boston University, Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
Contact Details and Office Locations
Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
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