With more than three decades of experience in intellectual property, including holding roles with the European Patent Office (EPO) and as a US intellectual property attorney, Albert provides a wide range of insights for our US clients.
Prior to joining Kilburn & Strode, Albert represented the EPO as the first attaché to the United States, a role of both advocating for European patents and acting in a liaison role with US based applicants to the EPO. Albert also represented the United States as the Intellectual Property Attaché to Latin America, advocating both for stronger intellectual property laws, judicial reforms and better trade practices, as well as representing the interests of US industry with regards to intellectual property and related regulatory issues, such as pharmaceutical regulation. He has spoken extensively on a wide range of intellectual property topics in the US, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Germany and the Netherlands.
Albert began his career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at a prominent law firm where he represented clients in matters involving patent and trademark prosecution, numerous types of intellectual property litigation and was also involved in a variety of transactional matters such as licensing, financing and acquisitions. He has also held positions as Chief Patent Counsel and as General Counsel at medical device companies and other technology companies both public and privately held, and was the in-house advisor on IP to a venture capital fund and their portfolio companies.
After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, Albert worked designing radar systems while simultaneously obtaining a law degree from the
Rutgers University School of Law.
He is fluent in Portuguese, and has a working knowledge of Spanish and German.