J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2022, cum laude
M.S., Biological Sciences, Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2010B.S., Biochemistry, Hartwick College, 2006
Bar & Court Admissions
IllinoisU.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeU.S. District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Alvaro Cure Dominguez focuses his law practice on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation and on PTAB patent invalidity proceedings. Alvaro also advises clients on patent clearance and freedom to operate opinions and with intellectual property portfolio development and analysis. Alvaro works with patent owners in telecommunications, home design, vaporizer (e-cigarettes), cosmetics, and fleet management technologies.
Prior to attending law school, Alvaro worked at a Forbes 500 multinational in the cosmetics and personal care industry under a specialist role doing patent clearance work, working with inventors, and collaborating with counsel to evaluate risks and opportunities.
As a student at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Alvaro was enrolled in the school’s Supreme Court Clinic, where he assisted the clinic and practitioners with drafting petitioner, respondent, and amici briefs to the Court and participated in moot courts to help prepare practitioners arguing in front of the Court. One of Alvaro’s notes was selected for publication in Northwestern’s Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and won the Lowden-Wigmore Award for the journal’s best student-written contribution that academic year.
Drafts briefs, complaints, and answers in support of patent cases in U.S. District Courts.
Formulates patent infringement claim charts for patents in fleet management and vaporizer technology.
Reviews patent literature for clearance of new products in the food, cosmetics, and home security space.
Assists clients with developing and implementing trade secret policies.
Advises on trademark opposition proceedings and likelihood-of-confusion analyses between existing trademarks and applicants’ proposed trademarks.
- “Misaligned Private-Public Interests in Administrative Patent Litigation,” PatCon: The Annual Patent Conference, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Ill., April 15, 2023.
- “Maximizing Social Welfare Through the Tailoring of Patent Duration and Using Algorithms to Calculate Optimal Patent Duration,” Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop., vol. 19, no. 2, February 2022.
- Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law, Society of Scholars
- American Bar Association
- Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
- Content Management Committee Editor
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Federal Circuit Bar
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
August 23, 2023
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Warns Against Patent Owner Sandbagging in IPR Claim Construction
August 14, 2023
IP Alert | Importers Entitled to See Confidential Evidence Used Against Them in Antidumping Proceedings
June 16, 2023
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Confirms Establishing Analogousness Requires Comparing a Reference to the Patent-at-Issue
June 14, 2023
IP Alert | U.S. Supreme Court Underscores Objective Analysis Over Artistic Interpretation in Copyright Fair Use
May 16, 2023
Fitch Even Associate Alvaro Cure Dominguez Speaks at PatCon: The Annual Patent Conference
March 16, 2023
IP Alert | ITC Determines Claims to Diamond Drill Bits with Certain Physical Measures Are Not Patent-Eligible Under § 101
January 24, 2023
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Finds RFID Tagging Claims Patent-Eligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
December 27, 2022
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Looks to Expert Testimony to Construe Patent with Ambiguous Intrinsic Record
November 18, 2022
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Affirms ITC Ruling Finding Patents Not Essential to LTE Standard
November 17, 2022
Fitch Even Welcomes New Attorneys to Chicago Office