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Alex Oh
Alex Oh is a partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property group. His practice
focuses on U.S. and foreign patent strategy, preparation, and prosecution for startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, and universities in a wide variety of
technologies, including biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, clean technology,
mechanical devices and medical devices. Alex also devotes significant time to
strategic intellectual property counseling, pre-litigation patent analysis, intellectual
property litigation, post-grant proceedings, patent opinions, patent portfolio
management, product clearance and freedom-to-operate assessments, and IP due
diligence and transactions.
Before joining Stoel Rives, Alex was a judicial intern for the Honorable N. Patrick
Crooks of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and a graduate teaching assistant in the
Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Representative Work
Patent Procurement and Portfolio Management
patent estates. Experience includes preparation and prosecution of U.S. and
international patent applications, patent portfolio management, and strategic
Seattle, WA
(206) 386-7590 direct
(206) 386-7500 fax
Represents large and small life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical device, and
chemical industry companies and research institutions managing worldwide
[email protected]
Devised and implemented strategies for a multinational medical device and
Senior Submissions Editor, Wisconsin
pharmaceutical company to maximize patent term adjustment, resulting in a key
Journal of Law, Gender & Society
patent issuing with 1,019 days of additional patent term.
Vice President, Community Affairs,
Student Bar Association
Prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patents covering marketed products for
several multinational life sciences and pharmaceutical companies.
Provides non-infringement, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions; product
University of Washington, B.S.,
Neurobiology, B.A., Communication
clearance analysis; due diligence investigations; and guidance regarding designing
Hughes Scholar
around patents.
President, Phi Theta Kappa
International Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington
Patent Litigation
University of Wisconsin School of
Medicine and Public Health, M.S.,
Patent Opinion Practice
University of Wisconsin Law School,
Represented a medical device manufacturer in a patent infringement action.
Academic Team
After the court dismissed the case with leave to amend and expedited expert
discovery, our team successfully defeated a motion for preliminary injunction
seeking to halt all sales of the accused product and won a stay of the litigation
pending reexamination. The case subsequently settled.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Alex Oh
Obtained permanent injunction and judgment on multiple counts of patent infringement, validity, and enforceability in a case
involving claims for patent infringement, tortious interference, and unfair competition against an infringing competitor in the
public safety space.
Represented a commercial property management company in defending patent infringement claims brought by a non-practicing
entity in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, resulting in a negotiated settlement.
Intellectual Property Transactions
Represented a private company in a $2 million divestiture of certain patent assets and associated technology to a multinational
public company.
Represents various companies with negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements, including intellectual property licenses,
asset purchase agreements, and settlement agreements.
Professional Honors and Activities
Special Assistant Attorney General, Washington State Attorney General's Office
Adjunct Professor, University of Washington School of Law
Recipient, On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers Award, American Bar Association, 2016
Recipient, Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 Award, National LGBT Bar Association, 2016
Listed among Rising Stars (Intellectual Property), Washington Super Lawyers®, 2016
Recipient, Washington LGBT Leadership Award, Washington Diversity Council, 2016
Immediate Past President (2016); President (2015); President-Elect (2014); Secretary (2012-2013); Board of Directors (2011Present), QLaw: The GLBT Bar Association of Washington
Coach, University of Washington School of Law, AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
Winner and Best Appellate Brief, Western Regional Competition, 2014
Semi-Finalists, National Finals Competition, 2014
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Member, Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA)
Member, Asian Bar Association of Washington
Member, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot College of Arbitrators and Memorandum Judges
Member, Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society
Best Respondent Brief, Skadden Arps Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition, 2008
Alex Oh
"Patent Protection: What Every Chinese Company Needs to Know to Protect Its Inventions Overseas," The All China Biotech
Conference & Exhibition, Nanjing, China, May 2014
"Core Legal Principles of IP," Stoel Rives LLP Straight Talk Series, Seattle, Washington, May 2014
"Diversity and Mentorship in the Legal Profession," Law and Corporate Affairs Department, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle,
Washington, Mar. 2014
Coauthor, Business Law Practice, Part 5: Intellectual Property Considerations, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, 2015
Coauthor, 2011 Washington Patent Report, www.stoel.com, 2012
Coauthor, 2010 Washington Patent Report, www.stoel.com, 2011
Coauthor, "Winning Memorandum for Respondent," Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2008-2009, 2009
Civic Activities
Ex Officio Member, eQuality Advisory Council, Center For Children & Youth Justice
Alumni mentor, Theta Xi Fraternity, University of Washington (Upsilon Chapter)