Of Counsel; Intellectual Property
Aleya is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with 20 years of experience assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property assets. She practices principally in the areas of:
- Patent prosecution
- Patent portfolio management
- Intellectual property agreements
- Trade secrets
- Infringement/invalidity opinions
Aleya brings a unique perspective to Briggs’ intellectual property team—she has worked as a patent examiner for the USPTO, and has in-house, university and law firm experience. For seven years Aleya served as in-house patent counsel at The Pillsbury Company, and while in law school, she clerked for the University of Minnesota Division of Patents and Licensing.
Aleya has drafted and prosecuted patents in the medical device, consumer health care, pharmaceutical, consumer food product, packaging, construction and polymer chemistry categories. Representative patents include: 7,828,070; 7,704,541; 6982,093; 6,042,852; and 5,744,330.
In addition to drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, Aleya works closely with clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including formulating patent filing and portfolio development strategies, the preparation of infringement and invalidity opinions, negotiating various types of IP-related agreements, performing due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures, and providing litigation support for patent infringement lawsuits. Aleya also counsels large and small companies on developing trade secret training programs for personnel.
Aleya is admitted to practice in Minnesota and the USPTO. She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) and the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). She is also a member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. She is proficient in German and has limited proficiency in Bengali.
Aleya received her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. While attending law school, she was a member of the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court.