Alexander T. Stein
  • Partner






Dr. Stein received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, and holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Reed College.

Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Stein studied the molecular mechanics of membrane transport proteins, including excitatory amino acid transporters and nucleoside transporters from Leishmania donovani. Dr. Stein's doctoral dissertation concerned the molecular mechanism of hyperalgesia, and specifically revealed that phospholipid signaling mediated by PI3K recruits new pain-sensitive ion channels to the cell membrane in nociceptive neurons exposed to nerve growth factor. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Stein investigated the directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into functional cardiomyocytes.

Areas Of Practice

  • Intellectual Property & Other Complex Litigation
  • Designs
  • Patents
  • Opinions

Bar Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah


  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D.
  • University of Washington
    • Ph.D.
    • Major: Neurobiology & Behavior
  • Reed College, Oregon
    • B.A.
    • Major: Biochemistry
    • Major: Molecular Biology

Published Works

  • Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Binds to TRPVI and Mediates NGF-simulated TRPVI Trafficking to the Plasma Membrane, J Gen Phyisol, 2006
  • Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter Family Members from Leishmania donovani are Electrogenic Proton Symporters., J Biol Chem, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Past Employment Positions

  • LaFlamme lab, University of Washington, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Kavanaugh lab, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Research Assistant
  • TraskBritt, Patent Attorney/Agent