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Alexander Touma

Partner

Silicon Valley

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Alexander Touma

Partner

Silicon Valley

Alex is a partner in the technology transactions practice in the Silicon Valley office. He specializes in transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology.

Alex represents companies of all sizes and in a variety of industries including blockchain, cryptocurrency, payments, fintech, software, semiconductor and mobile technology companies. He also advises companies on technology related matters including development and licensing agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, distribution agreements, hosting agreements and sourcing transactions.

Earlier in his career Alex served as Senior Counsel for a Bay Area technology startup where he focused on commercial and intellectual property law matters including drafting and negotiating a variety of technology agreements, managing patent and trademark portfolios, and providing general legal advice on intellectual property matters such as open source, trade secret, copyright, patent, and privacy issues. Alex's prior experience also includes working at a leading global law firm as an intellectual property litigation associate representing technology companies. Before starting his law career, Alex obtained a Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Science and briefly worked as an automation engineer. This prior experience gives Alex a unique viewpoint, which he is able to leverage in his transactional practice.

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Office

Silicon Valley

Allen & Overy LLP
550 High Street
Palo Alto
CA 94301

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York

Admitted: State Bar of California 

Academic

JD, with a High Tech Law Certificate, cum laude, Santa Clara University School of Law

MS, College of Engineering, Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

BS, College of Engineering, Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Awards

Up and coming, Technology: Transactions

California, Chambers USA, 2021

IAM Patent 1000

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), 2020-2021

Rising Star, Under 40 for Fintech

Law360, 2019