Alex Behrakis is a registered patent attorney with more than eighteen years of experience in intellectual property and commercial law. Alex’s practice emphasizes strategic counseling, patent and trademark prosecution, opinion work related to infringement and validity, product clearance and freedom-to-operate studies, advising engineering teams on designing around intellectual property rights of third parties, due diligence studies, licensing, and development and management of patent and trademark portfolios. Alex counsels domestic and foreign clients ranging from individual inventors and emerging startup companies to large multinational corporations.
Alex has significant experience with a wide range of technologies including computer & communication networks, computer software, data storage systems, control systems, e-commerce, digital & analog electronics, machine vision, medical devices, and consumer products.
In addition, Alex has extensive experience advising clients on commercial matters and transactions including licensing, establishing internal guidelines and corporate policies, website content and ecommerce, website privacy policies and terms-of-use, advertising and packaging claims, product safety, FTC regulations including COPPA. Alex has negotiated and drafted a variety of agreements including licenses, end-user license agreements, music licenses, joint development agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, manufacturing agreements, settlement agreements, cease and desist letters, confidentiality agreements, and amendments to contracts.
Alex previously worked as an electrical engineer and software engineer and has more than fifteen years engineering experience involving project management, research and development, hardware and software design, real-time embedded systems, system integration, advanced sensor systems, and development of software tools and utilities.
- Suffolk University Law School, (J.D., cum laude)
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute, (M.S., Computer Science)
- University of Massachusetts – Lowell, (M.B.A.)
- University of Massachusetts – Lowell, (B.S., Electrical Engineering)
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office