Alejandro (Alex) J. Fernandez

"Experienced and versatile, Alex offers clients a thoughtful and balanced approach to protecting their intellectual property."

Clients hire Alex to creatively and strategically protect their most valuable brands and products. Because of his experience and collaborative approach, other law firms also retain Alex to represent their clients with IP needs.

Alex is a board certified expert in intellectual property law.  He passionately litigates patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and cybersquatting disputes.  Alex is especially at home in Florida’s district courts, where he’s distinguished himself by successfully arguing numerous times before federal judges and magistrates. 

Alex is also an experienced patent attorney that ably applies his litigation experience to drafting heavy-duty patents.  He’s prosecuted patents involving mechanical, fluid power, medical, energy and consumer devices.  He also represents clients in transactions involving patents, trademarks and copyrights.

  • J.D.
    新罕布什尔大学法学院(前富兰克林皮尔斯法律中心), 2001
  • B.S., Biology, Minor Chemistry
    Palm Beach Atlantic College, 1998
  • Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law, Florida Bar
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Spanish
经验 | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Shareholder, 2018-Present
Partner, 2016-2017

Feldman Gale, P.A., Tampa, Florida
Managing Partner, 2010-2016: Chair of Trademark Group

Broad and Cassel, Tampa, Florida
Of Counsel; IP Practice Group Chair, 2007-2010

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, Tampa, Florida
Patent Counsel, 2005-2007

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Associate, Summer Associate and Law Clerk, 2000-2005

经验 | Clerkships and Internships

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Judicial Intern, Chief Judge Randall Rader, 2000

Garrigues, Anderson, Patentes, y Marcas (Arthur Anderson Worldwide), Madrid, Spain
Law Clerk, Summer 1999

  • "Essential IP and Related Transactions," Florida Bar Association, Speaker, April 5, 2018
  • "IP Essentials in Advertising," American Advertising Federation, Speaker, March 22, 2018
  • "2017 Litigation Update," Brinks Webinar, Speaker, June 14, 2017
  • "Trademark Law", Hillsborough County Bar Association, Speaker, 2012
  • "The Venture Capitalist Is In", BioFlorida, Moderator, 2011
  • Representing defendant firearms parts manufacturer in utility and design patent infringement litigation.
  • Secured acknowledgement of validity and infringement of client's trademarks after three days of a ten day trial; multiple sanctions and a preclusion order against defendants; and summary judgment on more than 25 counterclaims asserted by defendants.
  • Secured cancellation of all patent claims of patent owner in Inter Partes Review before Patent Trial and Appeal Board of U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • Represented plaintiff medical device company in successfully asserting patent against competitor, including securing sanctions award for discovery abuses by defendants.
  • Represented plaintiff vapor cigarette company in multi-national trademark action, including taking of depositions in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Represented plaintiff vapor cigarette company in seizure of domain name and shut down of website owned by company perpetrating bait-and-switch fraud.
  • Secured Temporary Restraining Order and ex parte seizure orders for counterfeit cosmetics in Las Vegas trade shows.
  • Secured dismissal of patent infringement lawsuit against financial institution.
  • Provided extensive due diligence counsel and assessment to private equity group in connection with acquisition of portfolio of 400 families of patents in telecommunications/wireless industry.
  • Drafted and prosecuted numerous seating related patents, which were then purchased by a top seating manufacturer.
  • Drafted and prosecuted complex hydraulics-related patents for publicly traded fluid power company.
January 02, 2018

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has elected three attorneys as shareholders, effective January 1, 2018. They are Betsy J. Derwinski and E. Brandon Nykiel in Chicago, and Alejandro (Alex) J. Fernandez in Tampa, Fla...

August 15, 2017

CHICAGO—Fifteen attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018...

June 14, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, the Litigation practice group will present the webinar, "2017 Litigation Update." Attorneys David P. Lindner, James K. Cleland, Alex J. Fernandez, and Andrew McElligott...

June 06, 2017

CHICAGO—For the fourth consecutive year, Managing Intellectual Property, publisher of the annual comprehensive legal directory IP STARS, has accorded a Highly Recommended ranking to the Illinois office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and a Recommended ranking to the firm’s office in North Carolina. Managing IP also ranked Brinks’ office in Ann Arbor, Mich., office as Recommended...

April 04, 2017

TAMPA, FLA.—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is relocating its Tampa, Fla.-based team to new downtown office space at 401 East Jackson Street...

May 26, 2016
CHICAGO—Five attorneys with experience in patent and trademark litigation are joining Brinks Gilson & Lione from Feldman Gale P.A., including Alejandro J. Fernandez, former managing partner of Feldman’s Tampa office, and Gregory L. ...
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Trade Secrets Law, 2016-2018
  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013-2017
  • Super Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2012, 2016
  • Florida Bar IP Board Certification Committee, 2008-2014