Alexander C. Bost

Patent Agent




376 Boylston St. Ste 401
Boston, MA 02116

Alexander C. Bost is a patent agent focused on patent strategy, drafting patent applications, freedom to operate and patent landscape analyses, and office action responses. Prior to joining Smith Baluch, Alex worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for three years as a patent examiner in Art Unit 3662, where he examined applications in fields spanning autonomous vehicles, mapping systems and software, aircraft systems, robotics, subsea machinery and vehicles, UAVs, and related fields.

Alex has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University (2009) and an M.S. in Space Propulsion (2017) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His master's thesis focused on the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) processes for creating small-scale ion thrusters, and he assembled multiple small satellites currently orbiting the Earth as part of his work with the MIT Space Propulsion Lab. Before earning his master's degree, he was an academic researcher in multiple labs at MIT spanning the fields of biology and materials science, computational neuroscience, condensed matter physics, and space systems.

Alex has also worked in multiple early- and mid-stage hardtech startups in R&D and IP development roles and is a named inventor on a patent for an electrospray emitter array. Prior to joining Smith Baluch, Alex previously worked at a Boston-area IP law firm as a technical specialist and patent agent where he drafted patent applications and office action responses in a wide array of areas including electric aircraft systems, AR/VR software and hardware, AI and machine learning, logistics software, and healthcare systems. In his spare time, Alex enjoys windsurfing, sailing, and reading about history.

Alex is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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