Ulmer Adds Experienced Patent Attorney to Venture Law Practice

September 20, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Alexander J. Johnson to the firm’s growing Venture Law Practice Group. Johnson joins Ulmer’s Cincinnati office as Counsel, where he will focus his practice on the needs of startups, venture-backed and growth stage companies, and established businesses.

“We are excited to bring Alex on board to assist our startup and emerging business clients with their patent and intellectual property needs,” said Vance V. Vandrake, III, Co-Group Leader of Ulmer’s Venture Law Practice Group. “He is a welcome addition to our growing team of attorneys from various disciplines who are coming together to provide progressive, proactive, and full-service counsel to our clients in the startup community.”

Johnson has more than a decade of experience conducting patent and trademark searches, drafting invalidity reports and appeal briefs, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications. He advises clients on a range of corporate transactional matters including corporate formation, entity structure, and governance. He also has experience assisting clients with patent and trademark preparation and prosecution with the USPTO and foreign patent offices, as well as initiating their global and/or domestic business and intellectual property strategy. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University, and his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law, magna cum laude.

Ulmer’s Venture Law Practice Group offers full-service capabilities to startup clients and provides one destination for their wide-ranging legal needs. The team’s multidisciplinary attorneys represent a broad spectrum of angel, venture-backed, and growth stage companies, and provide strategic counsel to companies from the ideation stage through an IPO or multimillion dollar acquisition. Working closely with founders to understand their vision and business needs, Ulmer offers a strong network of relationships and resources to help clients advance from one stage to the next.