Alexander M. Berne, (Non-Attorney)

Patent Agent

Biography

Alex is a patent agent assisting clients with patent preparation and prosecution. His strong expertise in the chemical arts is augmented by his experience as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry.

Prior to joining Dinsmore, Alex worked for more than three years in Pfizer’s process chemistry department in Groton, CT, where he was a key member of research teams that enabled the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for use in the clinic. His chemistry has been run on multi-kilogram scale in Pfizer’s API manufacturing facilities.

He obtained his M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, where his research resulted in the discovery and development of a novel Nazarov-type 4π electrocyclization reaction.

Prior to graduate school, Alex obtained a B.A. in Chemistry from Boston University. Between his junior and senior year at BU, he was a process chemistry summer intern at Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda Oncology), where he helped develop a novel selective sulfamoylation reaction.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh  (M.S., 2015)
    • Organic Chemistry
  • Boston University  (B.A., 2012)
    • Chemistry

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office