Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • J.D., Fordham University, 2000
  • M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Hood College, 1989
  • B.S., Biology & Chemistry, Mount St. Mary's College, 1986
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Alicia A. Russo


Alicia Russo co-chairs the Intellectual Property Transactions practice group and is a member of the Technology Transactions and Outsourcing group. Having spent over a decade doing academic research in the medical field, Alicia has a strong passion for technology and brings a deep understanding to the highly technical matters she works on. Her peers refer to her as exceptionally creative and insightful. Her passion for technology and her creativity translate into favorable results. She has significant experience in intellectual property due diligence and licensing associated with high profile acquisitions. Alicia has successfully represented clients in complex patent litigation and contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, she has successfully secured patents for clients in numerous technical fields, including the medical and energy fields. She also acts as an ardent representative for clients abroad in foreign patent litigation, oppositions, invalidation proceedings and patent prosecution and has a unique understanding of intellectual property considerations across the globe critical for assisting clients in developing consistent worldwide strategies. In addition to having experience and a strong understanding of the medical field, including biologics and small molecule pharmaceuticals, Alicia has significant experience in the fields of energy, fiber technology, building materials, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.

Alicia's scientific career resulted in numerous publications in noteworthy scientific journals, such as Science, Nature, Cell and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, with articles featured on the cover of both Nature and Cell. She is also extensively published in the legal field.

Representative Clients

  • Gilead
  • Amgen
  • The Broad Institute
  • Eisai
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Sanofi-Aventis