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Patent GC Welcomes New Member to Team

Posted by Jonathan Levitt on January 20, 2015

Alexander Franco joins group of seasoned, on-demand intellectual property lawyers.

Patent GC, the leading provider of on-demand, intellectual property counsel services, today announced the addition of Alexander Franco as a member of the firm, enhancing the group’s expertise with innovations in computer software and hardware technologies, networking systems and digital electronics.

Alex brings over 15 years of experience developing and managing patent portfolios in the high-tech industry. In his roles as in-house patent counsel at both AOL and Accenture, Alex guided the strategic direction and implementation of their patent programs, helping to generate significant value for both companies. Alex will leverage his expertise, business-focused approach and passion for innovation to serve Patent GC’s growing client base, particularly in the technology industry.

“Our patent clients expect more than accurate legal answers – they are looking for an advisor who will act as a business partner, providing strategic counseling within their set budgetary structure,” explained Bill Stone, managing member of Patent GC. “Alex has been that key advisor to two global technology companies, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.”

“Patent GC has assembled a seasoned group of attorneys in an efficient organization to deliver affordable, high quality intellectual property counseling,” explained Alex Franco. “I feel privileged to have been asked to join the team and look forward to contributing to the value proposition Patent GC brings to its clients.”

About Patent GC LLC


Patent GC provides “partner-only” intellectual property counsel services on an on-demand basis to emerging and large companies alike, at highly competitive rates. With clients across a broad range of industries, the company’s offerings include patent prosecution, infringement analysis and licensing negotiation; strategic patent portfolio development; outsourced patent counsel; trademark prosecution and counseling; transaction due diligence; monetization of intellectual property; and open source licensing matters. Together with its sister company, Outside GC LLC, which provides on-demand, in-house legal counsel services, the firm has over 45 senior business attorneys in New England, greater New York, the Washington D.C area, and Colorado. For more information, please visit http://www.patentgc.com, http://www.linkedin.com/company/patent-gc-llc.com, or call (617) 737-5010.

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