Alex Behrakis is an intellectual property and corporate attorney with more than nineteen years of experience in law firm and in-house settings. Alex’s practice emphasizes strategic counseling, patent and trademark prosecution, opinions 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, and related litigation. 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, cloud computing, computer software, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, robotics, data storage systems, electro-optics and lasers, signal processing, control systems, e-commerce, digital & analog electronics, hybrid microelectronics, machine vision, biomedical devices (e.g., artificial implantable heart, mesh stents, drug-eluting stents, photo ablation and cardio ablation systems), and consumer products.
In addition, Alex has extensive experience advising clients on business matters and transactions including business formation, joint ventures, complex technology agreements, licensing, establishing 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, operating agreements, asset purchase agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, manufacturing agreements, settlement agreements, cease and desist letters, confidentiality agreements, and amendments to contracts.
Prior to entering the legal field, Alex 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, development of software tools and utilities, and data analysis.