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For the last 20 years, Alex Shvarts has assisted clients with patent procurement and patent portfolio management, product design and launch, technology transactions, and patent litigation. Alex has worked on a broad spectrum of technologies, emphasizing FinTech, Internet- and other network-based technologies, medical devices, industrial energy generation and storage technologies, telecommunications, and semiconductors.

Alex’s clients range from leading multi-national corporations to smaller start-ups. He works closely with clients to develop intellectual property asset development and management strategies. He implements those strategies through a wide-ranging patent practice that includes all aspects of practice in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in addition to patent offices outside of the U.S. When clients enter into transactions involving patents, Alex evaluates the strength of patent portfolios and performs other diligence-related IP analyses.

Leveraging his broad range of patent litigation experience, Alex ensures his clients’ patents withstand scrutiny and mitigates third-party patent risks. He also counsels clients in connection with patent enforcement actions as well as pre-suit investigations. Additionally, he advises clients concerning third-party patents, including conducting product clearances and rendering formal opinions regarding infringement, validity, and enforceability issues.

Alex began his patent law career in 1999 at the law firm of Fish & Neave, where he worked until its merger with Ropes & Gray in 2005. Thereafter, he worked at Ropes & Gray until he founded Shvarts & Leiz in 2011. In 2017, Shvarts & Leiz merged with the patent practice spin-off of Ropes & Gray to form Haley Guiliano.


Memberships & Affiliations

    • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)