Michael Alexander is the principal attorney of Alexander IP and is an experienced patent and intellectual property attorney focusing on strategic intellectual property counseling and execution.
I am a former patent examiner and have been a patent practitioner since 2001. I worked for five years as an intellectual property associate at a large national law firm in Washington, DC, representing multinational corporations in patent disputes and acquisition of patents, and I thereafter worked at a mid-sized intellectual property boutique in Pittsburgh, PA, helping smaller technology companies and startups protect and commercialize their technologies.
Throughout my career, I have been broadly exposed to a number of technologies. I studied materials science and engineering at the University of Florida, examined patent applications concerning composition, structure, and processing of steels and alloys, and methods of electroplating and electropolishing, and I represented clients in various electrical, chemical, mechanical, and materials technologies, including thin film transistors, liquid crystal displays, plasma display panels, OLEDs, electrophoretic devices, flexible substrates, product packaging, consumer products, chemical compositions, laminate flooring, software and business methods, design patents, metals, alloys, ceramics, electronic packaging materials, corrosion resistant alloys, composite materials, photovoltaic devices, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, powder processing, materials consolidation, joining alloys, hot isostatic pressing, thin film multilayer devices, magnetorestrictive devices, piezoelectric transducers, and electronics manufacturing.