Rinn

Email: arinn@carlsoncaspers.com

Phone: 612.436.9638

Alex practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation at Carlson Caspers. He has worked on cases involving a range of technologies, including wireless communications, fiber optic communication systems, computer architectures, lawn care equipment, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices.

Recently, Alex was a member of the Carlson Caspers trial team that won more than $50 million for its client after a two week jury trial, in which the defendant was found to have willfully infringed its client’s patent directed to an improved commercial lawn mower. That case was identified as one of the Top 100 jury verdicts in 2015 across all practice areas. Alex also recently has provided patent counseling and freedom to operate opinions to medical device makers, represented a major financial institution in defending allegations of patent infringement related to its computer systems, and represented a major concrete manufacturer against allegations of trademark infringement. In addition to his practice in district court litigation, Alex has experience in inter partes review proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Alex brings technical expertise and unique analytical experience to the practice of law. Prior to law school, he earned a master’s degree in physics and worked as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Alex graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he focused his studies on intellectual property. He earned a master’s degree in physics from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he studied philosophy and the history of math and science.

Outside of his law practice, Alex is a member of the Minnesota Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, which works to educate the public and policy makers on the benefits of U.S. international engagement.

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D.

George Mason University
M.S., Physics

St. John’s College, Annapolis
B.A., Liberal Arts

BAR ADMISSIONS

Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit