CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LiquiGlide Inc. today announced the appointment of Alex Ewing as the company's Head of Global IP Strategy and General Counsel. In his new role, Alex oversees all legal matters for LiquiGlide, with a particular focus on intellectual property strategy, including trademark strategy, harvesting and protecting inventions, licensing, and managing LiquiGlide's robust, global patent portfolio.
"Protecting LiquiGlide's unique IP is a key component of our international commercialization goals," said Ewing. "Our award-winning technology for liquid-impregnated surfaces is changing the way liquids move, and as a result, we're seeing enormous global interest. People are recognizing the real benefits we deliver by eliminating waste, creating energy efficiency and cost savings, and enabling innovative new uses for viscous liquids."
Before joining LiquiGlide, Alex was a commercial litigator in private practice at Wolf Greenfield & Sacks and prior to that, WilmerHale. Specializing in intellectual property litigation, Alex represented high-tech clients such as Apple, Intel, Sony, and AthenaHealth in the International Trade Commission and U.S. District Courts across the country. At Wolf Greenfield, Alex served as the firm's lead recruiter and was named Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Alex graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, concentrating in history and winning the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief for the BlackLetter Law Journal.
Immediately following law school, Alex served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Henry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he assisted the court with a range of matters, including the landmark copyright case, Golan v. Gonzalez. Following his clerkship with Judge Henry, Alex clerked for the Honorable William G. Young in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, where he assisted the court during a sitting with the Federal Circuit and served as the law clerk for multiple patent trials, including the multi-billion dollar Amgen v. Roche trial.
"Alex is working closely with our business development team and is an integral member of our management committee," said LiquiGlide CEO Dave Smith. "His strength and experience in intellectual property is an invaluable asset to our team."
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LiquiGlide Inc. is the first company to create permanently wet slippery surfaces. What the wheel was to transportation, LiquiGlide is to liquids – it changes how liquids move. From oil and gas, to better packaging for consumer goods, to high-tech medical equipment, LiquiGlide's technology allows viscous liquids to move easily. Using its patented platform, LiquiGlide can create custom coatings that work and are safe across countless consumer and industrial applications.
LiquiGlide was founded in 2012 by Dave Smith and MIT professor Kripa Varanasi to commercialize MIT's patented liquid-impregnated surface technology. The patents are licensed exclusively to LiquiGlide from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and include three issued patents and more than a dozen pending. www.liquiglide.com
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