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Al focuses on patent practice in the general electrical, software, and mechanical arts, as well as trademark and copyright prosecution. His practice covers a number of technical disciplines, including electronics, software, mobile devices, spintronics, medical devices, dental devices, optics, metrology, industrial mechanical systems, and business methods.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Al served as an intellectual property assistant for the Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economic Outreach at the University at Buffalo. Before attending law school, he worked for 14 years at Electronic Data Systems in technical and managerial roles. At Electronic Data Systems, Al was responsible for software development for engineering systems and client/server development and management. Al also worked for two years as a research and development technician at Eastman Kodak Company.


  • American Bar Association and Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law
  • Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition
  • Former electronic systems editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015 - 2018


Blog Posts

Al contributed to Hodgson Russ’s Clean and Green Law blog. His blog entries included:

  • “An End to Range Anxiety,” June 11, 2013
  • “Another Piece of the Patent Puzzle Going Into Place,” January 24, 2013
  • “More Federal Lands to Become Available for Renewable Energy Production,” August 8, 2012

Presentations & Events

Professional Associations

  • President: Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Community & Pro Bono

  • Member, Board of Directors: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York