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Alex Sousa

Alex Sousa

Attorney at Law

Sunnyvale
California
Licensed in
CA, Patent Bar
Santa Clara University School of Law
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About
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Skilled in Science & Technology Law, Intellectual Property, & Deep Learning. Strong professional with a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, an Engineering Degree from the United States Military Academy, over seven years as inside counsel, and over four years at a law firm.
16
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Alex made a big difference to my startup. We developed an advanced IOT showerhead that significantly conserved water and energy. Alex suggested technical modifications that both improved the product and provided areas where we could get patent protection. He also offered us a very competitive rate. I strongly recommend him and the Sousa Law Group."

Patent
Posted on Jan 25, 2018
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"Alex was there when I founded the Action Spot Startup Studio. He drafted our Incubation Agreement and mentors many of our members. He is one of the reasons that some of Silicon Valley's innovative startups choose Action Spot."

Startup Incubator Agreement
Posted on Jan 25, 2018

Work History

Sousa Law Group, pc

Attorney

May 2015 - Present

I consult with clients on a range of business matters including entity formation, intellectual property, privacy, technology development, licensing/subscription, outsourcing, and other commercial agreements.

Notable Engagements: FireEye, Inc., Salesforce.com, Tivo Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

May 2015 - Present

SHI International Corp.

Senior Director

Jun 2013 - Apr 2015

• Drafted and negotiated licensing and subscription agreements with software, Iaas, PaaS, & SaaS vendors. Exemplary deals include AWS, HP Helion, Rackspace, Red Hat Software, McAfee Software, Commvault, & iomart Group plc.
• Directly supported SHI’s large enterprise and commercial sales teams in all transactions that included cloud services. Exemplary deals include Burger King, & State of Texas.

Jun 2013 - Apr 2015

Nanosolar, Inc.

Counsel

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

• Drafted and negotiated intellectual property licensing and procurement agreements.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

Innovalight, Inc. / DuPont

Counsel

Jan 2007 - Jan 2013

• Developed an innovative IP licensing infrastructure, not previously seen in the solar industry, when Innovalight pivoted from a manufacturer to an IP licensing and enabling material provider.
• Drafted and negotiated several complex procurement agreements with US, Norwegian, German, Taiwanese, and Italian companies.
• Re-negotiated agreement for the exclusive license to a core industry patent.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2013

IP Strategy Group, PC

Patent Agent

Jan 2002 - Jan 2007

Prepared and prosecuted over 90 patent applications in areas such as semi-conductor manufacturing equipment, enterprise software, digital rights management software, fiber-optic networking hardware, 3G cellular software, and micro-turbine power generation systems.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2007

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