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.