Alexa J. Hunter
What you should know about me:
As a proud member of D&M’s Chemical & Life Sciences team, I regularly assist U.S. and international companies with drafting and prosecuting patent applications. I attribute my career in IP to my desire to learn something new everyday. I am always on the path of lifetime learning in my role when partnering with idea generators and in-house counsel. I immerse myself in their respective technologies, so that I can help provide robust patent protection.
- Known for her willingness to lend a helping-hand with a smile
- Competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
- Uses her green thumb to find fulfillment tending to outdoor and indoor gardens
Alexa manages complex domestic and international patent portfolios in the chemical and biotechnology fields, including drug-delivery, implantable and wearable medical devices, pharmaceutical intermediates and small molecules, genetic modification, bioreactor design and scale-up, coatings, formulations, and consumer products.
In addition to preparing and prosecuting patents in the chemical and life sciences fields, Alexa has prepared invalidity and non-infringement opinions and clearance reports on new and upcoming technologies. This experience provides a strong foundation for counseling clients on how to grow and build their portfolios, even in quickly advancing spaces.
Background & Credentials
- University of Delaware (B.S., Biochemistry, with honors, 2012)
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2015)
- South Carolina
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association: Section of Intellectual Property Law
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law Intellectual Property Certificate
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law Tax Review: Production Editor
- CALI Award: Patent Law, Advanced Topics in Patent Law, Federal Income Tax
- University of Delaware: General Honors Award
News & Events
Lack of Early, Focused, and Supported Notice of Belief of Exceptional Litigation Behavior May Thwart Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Under 35 U.S.C. § 285
In Stone Basket Innovations, LLC v. Cook Medical LLC, No. 2017-2330, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 15670 (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the District Court’s order denying attorneys’ fees pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285 (2012). The District Court was found to have properly concluded …
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