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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2396

Alex Johnson

Senior Counsel

Alex is particularly skilled in summary judgments, jury trials, as well as appeals of infringement and validity cases. His ability to incisively analyze patent infringement and prior art risk has led to innovative solutions for patenting and successful avoidance, or even invalidation, of competitors’ patents. As an experienced engineer first, Alex now applies his legal expertise to providing clients with an outside perspective—shepherding them through evaluation of their business potential and customizing how to protect their innovations in a way that suits their long- and short-term goals, opportunities, and budget. 

Alex’s background includes broad experience in electronics and computer technology, with diverse applications ranging from semiconductors and medical imaging to digital communications and design simulation systems, as well as from orthodontics and lasers to sporting goods and lumber processing equipment. Although Alex’s client roster includes well-known names, he is especially devoted to spearheading the entire range of IP issues for young startups, helping them become successful companies.

Alex briefed and argued Tektronix’ successful appeal of In re Alappat, 33 F.3d 1526 (1994), a landmark en banc decision on the patentability of software.