Alexander Zelikov

Alex was drawn to intellectual property law after first earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, and spending more than 18 years leading engineering teams, as well as designing and developing powertrain systems and innovative components for the automotive industry. He knows firsthand the complexity – and excitement – of creating and patenting an original invention, and approaches every client’s case with the inherent precision of an engineer-turned-attorney. Most importantly, Alex understands his clients’ work on a personal level and knows how to develop enforceable legal strategies that prioritize clients’ needs and give their products a competitive edge.

While Alex once thrived on seeing his own inventions in action in the latest car or truck, these days his passion is helping his fellow inventors achieve success and protecting their hard work. Alex also enjoys assisting local and international clients with mapping holistic intellectual property strategies to ensure the protection of their core business. He also uses fluency in the Russian language to address specific needs of international clients. Alex’s clients rely on his tenacity and bold approach to resolve their most complicated cases, and, as an accomplished inventor, engineer, and attorney, it is not surprising that Alex enjoys a good challenge.

Alex is trained in a structured innovation discipline, “TRIZ” (a Russian acronym for theory of inventive problem solving). He previously used TRIZ principles in engineering, and currently uses these principles to create additional value for his clients. Alex has patenting experience in various vehicle-related technologies, including powertrain, driveline, suspension, aerodynamics, and vehicle system control methods, as well as in artificial intelligence, manufacturing processes, medical devices, and ornamental designs of articles of manufacture.

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“At Quinn, we’re focused on resolving legal challenges for entrepreneurs and manufacturers bringing novel solutions to our communities. As an attorney that’s equally comfortable in the shoes of an inventor and/or an engineer, to me there’s nothing more exciting than contributing to the success of the people and products shaping our future.”

Practice Areas

  • IP Litigation
  • Licensing & Monetization
  • Patents
  • Portfolio Management
  • Post Grant Proceedings


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical Engineering
  • Software & Information Technology


  • J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • M.E.M., University of Detroit Mercy
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering


  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • ...
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association