Alexander J. Smolenski, Jr.

Alexander J. Smolenski, Jr.

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Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D.
University of Rhode Island
M.S. Electrical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. Computer and Systems Engineering

Practice Areas

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law J.D.
  • University of Rhode Island M.S. Electrical Engineering
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute B.S. Computer and Systems Engineering

Profile

Alex focuses his practice primarily in patent prosecution matters for diverse industries including semiconductor devices, analog and digital circuit design, digital signal processing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), medical implants, information systems, data storage devices, computer graphic systems, and telecommunications. He counsels clients in developing a comprehensive IP strategy including identification and protection of intellectual property, efficiently prosecuting patents to issuance.

Experience

  • Prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications in a wide variety of electrical, computer, medical, and Internet-related technologies. These technologies have included semiconductor devices, analog and digital circuit design, digital signal processing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), medical implants, information systems, data storage devices, computer graphic systems, and telecommunications.
  • Develops intellectual property portfolios in both the United States and abroad.
  • Prior to his career as an attorney, worked in the defense industry as an electronics engineer and environmental liaison.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member of the Boston Bar Association and Boston Patent Law Association.

Honors

  • Alex was named to the Super Lawyers® list in the practice area of intellectual property 2017 and 2019 in Massachusetts, a list limited to the top 5 percent of attorneys in each region. The attorneys featured in Super Lawyers were selected by their peers in an extensive nomination and polling process conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters and seen in a special advertising section in Boston magazine.
  • Alex was named to the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Intellectual Property in 2015 in Massachusetts, a list limited to 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in the state who are age 40 and under, or have been practicing 10 years or less. The attorneys featured in Rising Stars were selected by their peers in an extensive nomination and polling process conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters and seen in a special advertising section in Boston magazine.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island Bar

Results

Exergen Corporation vs. Kaz, USA, Inc.

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Sunstein’s trial team won a jury verdict for our client Exergen, resulting in a $16 million judgment against Kaz, the maker of consumer products sold under the Vicks and Braun brands. Despite Kaz’s multiple challenges to the twelve patent claims asserted by Exergen, the jury upheld the validity of all of them, and found that the forehead thermometers sold by Kaz infringed those claims. Exergen is a Watertown, MA-based manufacturer and seller of thermometers for both the professional and consumer markets.

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$16 million judgment

FairWarning IP, LLC v. Iatric, Inc.; FairWarning IP, LLC v. CynergisTek, Inc.

We successfully defended clients Iatric and CynergisTek in the District Court and Federal Circuit against claims of patent infringement relating to software for detecting fraud and misuse of protected health information. Sunstein litigation group obtained judgments of patent invalidity under Section 101.

Practice areas

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