Alphonso A. Collins


Alphonso A. Collins is a registered patent attorney and concentrates his practice on intellectual property, focusing on drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and international patent offices. Alphonso is vice chair, office managing partner of the firm's New York office.

He advises clients on issues related to patent infringement, patent validity, freedom to operate and due diligence studies. He represents a broad range of clients, from large multinational corporations to startup entrepreneurial ventures, focusing on a wide spectrum of technologies including wireless communication systems, speech signal processing, electronic control systems, spread spectrum technologies such as CDMA, Bluetooth, antennas, medical devices, and computer software, such as Internet, e-commerce, and business method patents.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Alphonso designed equipment used to integrate and test satellite communication systems for a major telecommunications corporation. He also served as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications in the speech signal processing art.

Alphonso received his bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 1984, and his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1995.


Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management

February 16, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2021 year.

Cozen O’Connor Elects 20 Associates to Membership

March 27, 2013

Ian Blum, Alphonso Collins, Kathryn Crary, Lynnette Espy-Williams, Elizabeth Featherman, Matthew Glazer, Nelsy Gomez, Andrea Hammel, Keenya Harrold, Charles Jesuit, Jr., Lezlie Madden, Marilyn Neiman, Tracey Nguyen, Cartherine Rosato Reilly, Megan Scheib, Daniel Schuch, John Schwartz, Shari Shapiro, Marko Stamenkovic, and Norasha Williams have been elected to membership in the firm.

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Past Events

To patent or to keep secret

May 24, 2022 - New York, NY

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  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Syracuse University, B.S., 1984
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association