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Fernando Alberdi, Ph.D.



Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
  • Co-founder of the Intellectual Property Law Society, President, 2003-2004; Moot Court Board, Oralist, 2003-2004
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Ph.D.
  • Biochemistry and Immunology
  • Doctorate Title: “Antibacterial proteins from porcine polymorphonuclear neutrophils
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), B.App.Sci
  • Biotechnology

Prior Employment

  • Harness, Dickey and Pierce P.L.C., Associate, Troy, MI, 2005-2009
  • University of Michigan, Department of Microbiology, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000-2001
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Senior Research Scientist, Oklahoma City, OK, 1997–2000
  • University of Oklahoma, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Oklahoma City, OK, 1995–1996
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Research Scientist/Co-investigator, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1992-1995

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Spanish

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

News & Resources


Dr. Alberdi is an experienced patent attorney who focuses on counseling clients on patent preparation and prosecution in life science, chemical, biopharmaceutical, bioengineering and biotechnological arts.

  • Holds a doctorate degree in biochemistry and immunology, and conducted biomedical research in the fields of inflammation, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and adenoviral DNA packaging
  • Drafts and prosecutes patents in a variety of technical areas such as molecular biology, immunology, genetics, biologics, medical devices, diagnostics, solar panel devices and nanocomposites
  • Assists clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters, including procuring and enforcing domestic and international patents; conducting intellectual property due diligence for transactional matters; and preparing legal opinions on patent validity and/or patent non-infringement


  • U.S. Patent No. 8,795,783 Preparation of layer-by-layer materials and coatings from ionic liquids
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,794,175 Rolling contact layer-by-layer assembly
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,236,350 Polymer for tissue engineering applications and drug delivery
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,172,765 Method of assessment of airway variability in airway hyperresponsiveness
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,159,235 Electrical impedance tomography of nanoengineered thin films
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,057,390 High resolution mapping of bio-electric fields
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,053,514 Properties tailoring in silsesquioxanes
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,005,526 Biologically integrated electrode devices
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,917,302 Determination of optimal local sequence alignment similarity score
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,708,908 Carboxylic acid-modified EDOT for bioconjugation
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,704,716 Geraniol synthase, methods of production and uses thereof
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,696,406 Expression of a recombinant transgene
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,621,963 Composite bone graft material
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,611,853 Assay to screen for anti-malarials
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,509,240 Solid freeform fabrication of structurally engineered multifunctional devices
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,414,034 Treatment of Parkinson’s disease with oligonucleotides
  • U.S. Design Patent No. D667313 Pouch

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Seminars & Events


  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2013-2015

Academic Appointments

  • University of Michigan, Intellectual Property and Patent Protection for Engineering Students, 2007-2008