Alexis Cohen advises clients on complex intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, patent prosecution, counseling and due diligence for corporate transactions. Ms. Cohen focuses her practice on the medical device and life sciences industries, and has worked with clients across a broad range of other fields, including software, telecommunications, technology, and materials science. She has represented clients before US District Courts, the Federal Circuit, state courts, arbitration tribunals, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Ms. Cohen provides strategic advice to clients of various sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations, to help build patent portfolios, defend against patent-related risks, craft litigation strategy and analyze business decisions.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cohen served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ursula Ungaro of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She previously worked as a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City, where she focused on patent litigation. While achieving her undergraduate degree, Ms. Cohen worked at Drexel University’s Implant Research Center where she researched orthopedic implants for different joints.

Professional Activities

Ms. Cohen is a member of the PTAB Bar Association and ChIPs.

Publications

  • Medel FJ, Kurtz SM, Sharkey PF, Austin MS, Klein GR, Cohen AR, et al. "Post damage in contemporary posterior-stabilized tibial inserts: Influence of implant design and clinical relevance." J Arthroplasty 2011; 26:606–614.
  • Kurtz SM, Ianuzzi A, Siskey R, MacDonald D, Cohen A, Dooris A, Serhan H. "Clinical validation of spine wear simulators with long-term TDR wear rates for a mobile bearing TDR." Paper No. C10, Transactions of Spineweek 2008, Geneva, Switzerland, May 26–31, 2008.
  • Cohen A, Patel H, Medel F, Kurtz S. "A standardized method for extraction of lipids and oxidation characterization of retrieved UHMWPE components." Vol. 34, No. 2308. Transactions of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, February 22–25, 2009.
  • Medel F, Kurtz S, MacDonald D, Shah P, Patel H, Cohen A, Rimnac C. "Correlation between in vivo oxidation and mechanical properties in contemporary polyethylene bearings." Vol. 34, No. 2327. Transactions of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, NV, February 22–25, 2009.

Experience

  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in a multi-defendant, multi-patent ANDA litigation in the District of Delaware.
  • Represented a medical device company against a multi-patent litigation in the District of Delaware and several concurrent IPRs challenging the asserted patents, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Represented Medtronic and its subsidiary, Covidien, against a two-patent lawsuit in the District of Delaware, reaching a favorable settlement for a fraction of the exposed revenue.
  • Counsel for Medtronic Vascular, Inc. in a series of IPRs filed against US Patent No. 8,206,427 where each IPR petition was denied institution.  
  • Served as trial counsel in successful arbitration hearing to enforce patent license agreement.

Recognition

  • Named a Washington DC "Rising Star" in the 2019–2022 editions of Super Lawyers

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2012

      with highest honors

      Executive Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Moot Court Board  

    • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, 2009

      summa cum laude

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Ursula Ungaro, US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2014 - 2016

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