Alex Ruge

Of Counsel

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Alex is a patent attorney who represents innovative companies in all aspects of litigation in federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Alex represents technology companies in patent litigation concerning integrated circuitry, medical devices, software, machine-vision systems, and pharmaceutical products. With a background in chemistry, Alex is able to leverage his deep technical knowledge to better protect his clients’ technologies.

In previous roles, Alex researched nano-scale semiconductor materials at JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics).  Alex’s experience includes handling all aspects of complex commercial litigation, from drafting and arguing motions and managing depositions to settlement negotiations, trial, and arbitration. His clients have confidence in his ability to understand their goals and pursue the best strategy for that purpose. In addition to patent litigation, Alex’s experience includes representing a major private equity fund in protecting its brand through developing and asserting its trademark rights, defending entrepreneurs accused of trade secret misappropriation, and helping a startup retain its domain in ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution proceedings.

Alex clerked for Judge Jimmie V. Reyna at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and clerked for Judge Philip A. Brimmer at the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Before joining Sheridan Ross, Alex was an intellectual property litigation associate with BRADFORD, LTD and an international law firms. He also previously worked as a legal intern at Kitahama Partners in Osaka, Japan. Alex taught English in Japan and received LAF’s Volunteer of the Year award for his immigration legal work.

Northwestern University School of Law (JD, 2012, Order of Coif, Cum Laude)

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Articles Editor

University of Colorado Boulder (BA, 2006, in Chemistry; BA in Philosophy, Cum Laude)

Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Colorado Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Faculty of Federal Advocates

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020-2023