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Alex Roan is an Associate based in the firm’s Boston office. He assists life science and technology companies with a wide variety of intellectual property matters, emphasizing a range of patent prosecution and counseling matters.  He also has experience with trademark registration, post-grant proceedings, and patent litigation, including before the US International Trade Commission.


In an application of 2017 U.S. Supreme Court precedent in Impressions Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intern., Inc., the Northern District California in International Fruit Genetics LLC v., No. 4:17-cv-02905-JSW, recently denied a motion to dismiss a claim of patent infringement by holding that the patent exhaustion doctrine did not apply to a sale of a patented product that was outside the scope of the license granted by the patent owner.  This decision helps inform how licenses may be interpreted post-Impression Products.

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