Alexander V. Alfano
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Alex Alfano practices primarily in the firm’s patent litigation and Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) groups. His patent litigation practice focuses on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and the life sciences. His experience includes pre-litigation client counseling, inter partes proceedings, and cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Alex also provides counseling services related to FDA matters, such as citizen petitions, REMS, biosimilars, user fee statutes, 505(b)(2) applications, marketing exclusivity, Orange Book issues, labeling, bioequivalence, patent notice letters, and approvals of drugs, biological products, HCT/Ps, and medical devices.

He received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where he worked in the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic and was recognized for his commitment to public service. While in law school, Alex interned at the Federal Trade Commission. Alex graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2012 with a degree in Biology.

Professional Activities

  • Food and Drug Law Institute, New to Food and Drug Law Planning Committee (2020)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law

Experience

  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action at the District of Delaware involving a boronic acid proteasome inhibitor.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action at the District of Delaware involving a hematopoietic stem cell mobilizer.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action at the District of Delaware involving hydrocodone extended release capsules.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review.
  • Counseled medical device startup seeking guidance on FDA regulatory issues.
  • Counsel to generic pharmaceutical companies seeking guidance on ANDA submissions.
  • Represented biotechnology company in arbitration involving a supply agreement dispute.
  • Represented pro bono client seeking damages for copyright infringement.
  • Represented pro bono client seeking increase in child support payments.

Honors

  • Best LawyersOnes to Watch” (2021)
  • Fordham University School of Law
    • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, cum laude

Education

  • JD – Fordham University School of Law (2015)
  • BS, Biology – Quinnipiac University (2012)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • US District Court District of Connecticut
  • US Patent and Trademark Office