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Background

Alex Pechette is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses on patent litigation in federal court and the ITC. With his technical background in mechanical and nuclear engineering, Alex is uniquely qualified to handle cases involving mechanical and electrical technologies.

Alex earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School. During law school, Alex supplemented his legal curriculum with MBA-level coursework at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, thereby earning a certificate from the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program. In addition, Alex worked part-time at a leading litigation finance company, where he performed due diligence on patent litigation funding opportunities.

Before launching his legal career, Alex spent four years providing engineering services to the nuclear energy industry. His work involved the thermodynamic and fluid-dynamic analysis of nuclear power plant safety systems under simulated accident conditions.

Alex received both his B.S.E., magna cum laude, and M.S.E. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, completing his bachelor’s degree in three and a half years.

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School 2017
with honors


M.S.E., University of Michigan, College of Engineering 2010
Mechanical Engineering


B.S.E., University of Michigan, College of Engineering 2008
Mechanical Engineering
magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2017

Other Distinctions

Awards
George Hutchinson Writing Competition Award Winner, Federal Circuit Bar Association (2017).

Publications
Do Patents Abridge the First Amendment Guarantee of Free Speech? Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Volume 27, Number 4 (October 2018).

Janssen Uses Manufacturing Info Obtained in BPCIA Litigation to Target Supplier, co-written with Tasha Francis and Jenny Shmuel, Fish Litigation Blog (June 17, 2016).

Fall-Out from the Federal Circuit’s Decision in Amgen v. Apotex, co-written with Tasha Francis and Jenny Shmuel, Fish Litigation Blog (June 14, 2016).

Janssen Continues BPCIA Litigation Against Celltrion But Eyes New Target, co-written with Tasha Francis and Jenny Shmuel, Fish Litigation Blog (June 10, 2016).