Alex is the executive director of the Public Interest Patent Law Institute (PIPLA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the patent system promotes innovation for the public’s benefit. Prior to founding the PIPLA, she was a Staff Attorney on EFF’s intellectual property team and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents. Before dedicating her practice to public interest work, she was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and Durie Tangri LLP in San Francisco, where she represented clients in intellectual property, contract, and antitrust matters, and a judicial clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has spoken about patent law at the National Academy of Sciences and in testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Before law school, Alex worked for independent record label Rough Trade.
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