Alina Afinogenova is an intellectual property associate whose work focuses primarily on patent litigation. She routinely works on life sciences matters involving small molecules, pharmaceutical compositions, and biologics. Alina has experience in conducting all phases of pre-suit and discovery practice, including pre-suit analysis and strategy, patent dance proceedings, taking and defending depositions, and motion practice, as well as trial and post-trial briefing. In addition to her patent litigation experience, Alina has experience with arbitration, IP due diligence, and antitrust litigation.

Alina has also been involved in several of the firm’s pro bono programs, including advocating for persons seeking asylum in the United States and assisting with a death penalty appeal.


Thought Leadership


A. J. Zucco, V. D. Pozzo, A. Afinogenova, R. P. Hart, O. Devinsky, G. D'Arcangelo, "Neural progenitors derived from Tuberous Sclerosis Complex patients exhibit attenuated PI3K/AKT signaling and delayed neuronal differentiation," Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 2018.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Massachusetts
  • 2020New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2019
    Article Editor, Journal of Law and Technology
  • Rutgers UniversityB.A., Genetics & Economicssumma cum laude2016
    Barry Goldwater Scholarship