Alex Chachkes, a partner in the New York office, is a member of both the Intellectual Property Group and the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group.  Alex focuses on the litigation of complex intellectual property actions, primarily patent actions.


Alex's cases have involved technologies such as telecommunications, microprocessors, wireless devices, computer peripherals, video games, pharmaceuticals, recombinant DNA technology, chemicals and protein science. Alex has tried numerous cases before the United States district courts and the International Trade Commission. Alex also practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Alex is frequently quoted in the media on intellectual property law issues, including in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Alex is on the Board of the Legal Aid Society. He also is active in pro bono matters, including through Legal Aid (from whom he received a Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017), the New York County District Attorney's Office and Lawyers for Children.  Alex has also represented pro bono St. Bartholomew's Church of New York and individual artists and artisans

Prior to law school, Alex was a researcher with United Technologies International Operations in Tokyo, Japan, and a laboratory researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Yokohama, Japan.

  • The following are some of his more notable engagements.

    • AT&T, in multiple actions concerning wireless and telephonic communications.
    • Nitto Denko, in multiple actions concerning hard disk drive technology.
    • Dow AgroSciences, representing the company and its affiliates in multiple patent actions, involving molecular biology, biochemistry and plant molecular genetics.
    • LG Electronics, in multiple actions concerning handsets and 4G wireless technology.
    • EchoStar and DISH TV, representing the company in multiple actions concerning its satellite and DVR technology.
    • Intel, in multiple patent infringement actions, involving technologies such as parallel processing and wireless communications.  
    • Acer, in multiple patent infringement actions before the ITC and various federal courts, related to wireless devices, notebook computers, desktop computers and color display monitors.
    • Nintendo, in patent infringement actions before the ITC and the federal courts, involving the Wii.
    • Ajinomoto, in an action in the ITC related to their technology for large-scale fermentative production of l-lysine.
    • Foxconn Electronics, in a patent infringement action involving ball grid array connectors for integrated circuits.
    • Jiangsu Sopo, representing a Chinese state-owned enterprise in a complex international trade secrets action involving the manufacture of acetic acid.
    • Kozmo.com, in a trade secrets action involving the home delivery of consumer goods.
    • American Diagnostica, in a trade secrets action involving medical diagnostic tools.

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