Alexis N. Simpson helps clients implement strategies that maximize the value of their patent portfolios. Her practice dually focuses on client counseling (including utility/design patent prosecution, due diligence and opinion work) and litigation (including PTAB, ITC, district court and appellate litigation).
Alexis’s dual focus on client counseling and litigation allows her to see the big picture and work with clients to develop a comprehensive IP strategy.
Whether she’s building a utility patent portfolio (domestic and abroad), adding layers of trademark and/or design patent protection, analyzing a competitive landscape, or setting up defensive/offensive litigation strategies, clients benefit from Alexis’s understanding of how patent acquisition and enforcement enhances their long-term business goals.
Alexis places a high priority on communication and client service and strives to be the first call her clients make when they are in need. In addition, her extensive advocacy and teaching background allows her to simplify complex issues, think on her feet and reach consensus among a broad range of viewpoints.
Alexis routinely gives industry-wide presentations on strategic patent portfolio development and enforcement. One of Alexis’s subspecialties is design patent portfolio development and enforcement.
She has been consistently recognized over the past decade for her leadership and team contributions. She has a track record of successfully leading a variety of organizations (e.g., statewide, nonprofit, law school, undergraduate, professional).
Additionally, from very early on in her career, Alexis has sought out and received the opportunity for intensive oral advocacy. She recently argued before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with respect to 11 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.
In law school, she argued at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit before a panel of judges, receiving high accolades and invaluable exposure that few junior attorneys have experienced.
Representative Matters :
- Counseled a multinational confections company on its international design patent portfolio development and enforcement strategy.
- Counseled a multinational polymer company with respect to ensuring a subsection of its patent portfolio was in peak condition to facilitate its sale.
- Obtained a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim in favor of a patent owner of garment-related inventions.
- Successfully negotiated a settlement agreement for a specialty paper company in litigation before the International Trade Commission involving the importation of reduced-ignition-proclivity cigarette papers by several of the company’s competitors.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- Communications Director, Executive Committee, Atlanta IP American Inn of Court (2018-2019)
- Southeast Regional Director (2015), Problem Statement Writer (2010-2012) and Rules Interpreter (2012-2017), Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition, AIPLA
- Pro Bono involvement with Georgia PATENTS of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts Inc. (2016-2018), educational neglect cases for Truancy Intervention Project (2009-2010), landlord-tenant dispute mediation for Fulton County Municipal Court (2009), and veterans appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2008-2009)
- Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Ranked among top five students (top 3%); National Finalist, Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition; Recipient, ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award; Recipient, Georgia Civil Justice Foundation Scholarship; Recipient, Intellectual Property Scholarship , 2009,
- Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 2006, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- Georgia Superior Courts
- Georgia Court of Appeals
BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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