Aly Dossa

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Practice Areas

Education

J.D., University of Houston Law Center (2005)

B.S., with distinction, Computer Science, Queen’s University, Canada (2001)

B.S., first class honors, Engineering Chemistry, Queen’s University, Canada (2001)

Honors

“Texas Rising Star,” Texas Super Lawyers (2014-2015)

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Profile

Aly Dossa’s practice focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation for software, hardware, medical device, and consumer device companies. Over the last fifteen years, Aly has counseled companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, to help them obtain and enforce their intellectual property rights. His intellectual property counseling includes developing and implementing global intellectual property strategies, domestic and foreign patent prosecution, domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, drafting and negotiating licenses, providing non-infringement opinions and invalidity opinions, and conducting due diligence. Aly also advises clients in adversarial legal proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Publications

  • Co-author of Chapter 13 – Intellectual Property Issues Raised By Email, Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace, Second Edition (2011-)
  • “To Protect Your Source Code, Treat it Like Intellectual Property,” SD Times (2011)

Presentations

  • “Intellectual Property Panel,” Panelist, C3: MedTech16 Conference, Houston, Texas (April 2016)
  • “IP Strategies for Startups,” Presentation at 2016 Red Labs/ Owl Spark Accelerator at TMCx (June 2016)
  • “IP Strategies for Startups,” Presentation at 2015 Red Labs/ Owl Spark Accelerator at TMCx (June 2015)
  • “Effective Use of Pilot Programs,” 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course, Houston, Texas (March 2015)
  • “IP Strategies for Startups,” Presentation at 2014 Ignition Workshop, Houston, Texas (November 2014)
  • “IP Strategies for Startups,” Presentation at 2014 RED Labs at University of Houston (Summer 2014)
  • “IP Strategies for Startups,” Presentation at 2013 Ignition Workshop, Houston, Texas (2013)
  • “What Every Startup Needs to Know About Intellectual Property,” Co-Presenter, Balkan Venture Forum 2013, Sofia Bulgaria (2013)
  • “IP Strategies for Startups,” 2012 Ignition Workshop, Houston, Texas (2012)
  • “Transforming Science into Innovative Business,” Panelist, Balkan Venture Forum 2012, Belgrade, Serbia (2012)
  • “From Lab to Commercialization: A Path for Cleantech Startups,” Panelist, SXSW Eco 2012, Austin, Texas (2012)
  • “Dissecting a Government Grant,” 242nd ACS National Meeting, Denver, Colorado (2011)
  • “What the CAN-SPAM Act Now Covers,” Houston, Texas (2011)
  • “I Agreed to What? Understanding Terms of Service/Use on the Web,” Houston, Texas (2011)

Civic Involvement

  • Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA, Director 2007-2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Open Houston, Board of Directors (2015-2016)
  • Open Houston, President (2017-)
  • PTAB Bar Association

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