Intellectual Property


Alan Sherr is Counsel-in-Residence in Brown Rudnick’s Corporate and Intellectual Property group. He focuses his work on companies that need temporary, high-quality assistance in general corporate, IP and licensing matters.

Alan brings 30 years of experience in regulatory, corporate and intellectual property law, including broad experience in life science tools and diagnostics. Having held a number of in-house roles in major life sciences companies, Alan has a deep understanding of the business opportunities and legal risks associated with operating within this sector. Most recently, he served as Vice President, and Chief Legal and Intellectual Property Counsel, at RainDance Technologies. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Helicos BioSciences as well as Senior IP Counsel and Vice President of Licensing at Affymetrix. Before transitioning in-house, Alan was an attorney in private practice with leading intellectual property and general corporate law firms, including Wolf Greenfield and Sacks and Hale and Dorr. Prior to that, he was General Counsel to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services and a Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General.


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Stanford University, M.S., 1971
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1969

Bar Admissions

US Patent and Trademark Office
US Supreme Court