Alexander Akhiezer, Ph.D.

Partner, Registered Patent Attorney - Boston

Alexander Akhiezer
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Alexander Akhiezer is a partner in Foley Hoag's Intellectual Property Department, where his primary focus is on emergent technologies that operate at the intersection of physics and chemistry. Alex has extensive experience in: 

  • Quantum computing (compilation and qubit allocation)
  • Photonics (electro-optical devices, NV-center magnetometry)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)
  • Computational Chemistry (drug discovery, molecular modeling)
  • Conducting Polymers (lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells)
  • Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
  • Chemical Information Storage
  • Material Engineering (color particles employing plasmon resonance)

Alex also advises clients in the areas of medicinal chemistry, polymer chemistry, and composite materials.

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  • Kharkov University, Ukraine, Diploma in Theoretical Physics, with distinction
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry
  • New York University, B.A. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude
  • “An Exactly Solvable System of Coupled Non-Linear Schrodinger Equations,” Physics Letters A 182 (1993) 44-48
  • “Total Synthesis and Immunosuppressive Activity of Pateamine A and Related Compounds,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 120 (1998) 12237-12254
  • “Optimization of Molecular Shape and Charge in Rational Drug Design" (doctoral thesis)


  • American Bar Association
  • BPLA
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  • Massachusetts

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)