Partner, Co-Chair, Venable’s Intellectual Property Transactions Group
Alicia Russo is co-chair of Venable’s Intellectual Property Transactions Group. Alicia has significant experience in IP due diligence and licensing associated with high-profile acquisitions. She has represented clients in complex patent litigation and contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and has secured patents for clients in numerous technical fields. She focuses on biologics and small-molecule pharmaceuticals, informed by her prior work in medical research. Alicia also advises clients on matters related to energy, fiber technology, building materials, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.
In addition, Alicia leverages her understanding of global IP considerations to assist international clients with issues such as foreign patent litigation, oppositions, invalidation proceedings, and patent prosecution.
Having spent more than a decade conducting academic medical research, Alicia has a passion for the field and brings a deep understanding to her clients’ technical matters. She has authored numerous articles in noteworthy scientific journals, including Science, Nature, Cell, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of which have been featured on the covers of Nature and Cell. She is also extensively published in the legal field.