Alexander J. Neuworth


Alexander J. Neuworth


Alexander (Alex) J. Neuworth is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Alex is a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice.

Alex focuses his practice on identifying and protecting valuable intellectual property (IP) of his clients by drafting and prosecuting foreign and domestic utility and design patent applications as well as managing their patent portfolios. Alex also frequently provides counsel regarding risk mitigation in new product launches by providing freedom-to-operate and invalidity opinions, assessing the patentability of new technologies, supporting and helping with litigation strategy for enforcing and defending his clients’ IP, and assisting with IP due diligence in merger and acquisition transactions.

Alex has developed experience in design patent law and routinely provides design patent counsel surrounding graphical user interfaces, food and beverage products, tools, clothing articles, and medical devices among a variety of other technology areas.

Alex also has extensive experience in providing IP counsel in the following areas: automotive control systems, financial technology (fintech), business methods, fitness equipment, fuel cell technology, hand and machine operated tools, software applications, water heaters, consumer products, valves, and lavatory systems.

Prior to law school, Alex worked at several large companies in a variety of technical disciplines, including medical devices, lighting systems and technology, and home appliance systems. Additionally, while earning his undergraduate degree, he was an undergraduate research assistant, where his research focused on computer modeling of dynamic fluid systems.

Awards and Recognition

  • Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders (2024)

Presentations and Publications

  • Presenter, Product Development for Startups at Startup Milwaukee (January 2017)
  • Presenter, Software Patenting in a Post-Alice World: Recent Cases and Winning Strategies at Foley’s Annual CLE Week (December 2018)
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court Complicates Design Patent Damage Calculation – Apple v. Samsung,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert – Intellectual Property article, (December 6, 2016)
  • Co-author, “Hague Agreement Rules Published by USPTO Creating Strategic Considerations for Applications,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert – Intellectual Property article, (April 2, 2015)
16 November 2023 Article

USPTO Expands Eligibility for Design Patent Practitioners

On Wednesday, November 15, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the implementation of a new design patent practitioner bar.
01 February 2023 Press Releases

Foley Elects 23 New Partners

Foley & Lardner LLP is proud to announce the election of 23 lawyers to its partnership, effective February 1, 2023.
08 December 2022 Blogs

Design Patent Protection Remains a Valuable Tool for Automotive Manufacturers

Design patents for component parts are an appealing option for many automotive manufacturers. A design patent is a form of intellectual property right that protects “any new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.”
13 January 2022 IP Litigation Current

Choose the Words of Your Design Patent Applications Carefully

The Federal Circuit recently narrowly construed the claim of a design patent application to reverse the holding of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirming the rejection of the claim for a lip implant based on a prior art reference for an art tool.
18 May 2020 IP Litigation Current

A Rubric for Design Patent Claim Construction to a “Tee”

In a recent precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit noted that the district court followed the Federal Circuit’s “claim construction directives to a tee.”
23 April 2020

Design Patent Case Law Review: Federal Circuit, PTAB, and District Court Webinar

Senior Counsel Alex Neuworth will present during the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) “Design Patent Case Law Review: Federal Circuit, PTAB, and District Court Webinar” on Thursday, April 23, 2020.