Fox’s Minneapolis Office Continues Growth with Two-Attorney IP Team Featuring Larina Alton

April 21, 2017 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Larina Alton has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice.

Joining Alton in her move to Fox is associate Lukas Toft.

“We are delighted to welcome Larina and Lukas to the firm,” said Brad Keil, Fox’s Minneapolis office managing partner. “It is a true testament to Fox’s growth in Minneapolis to be able to attract top talent like Larina. Her background handling high-stakes IP litigation, particularly with technology matters, coupled with her business litigation know-how, makes her an asset to our clients nationwide.”

Alton, a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is a versatile intellectual property and business trial attorney with experience in every phase of litigation, from pre-suit evaluation of potential patent infringement and counterclaim risk through trial and appeals. Alton has also participated in numerous inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board of the UPSTO, successfully representing both clients who own patents and those challenging a patent’s validity.

Alton has experience in a broad range of technologies, including mechanical and electrical inventions, and those involving software, user interface, barcode scanning, imaging technology and combustion control technology.

Alton is a trial lawyer who has advised and represented her clients with respect to all aspects of intellectual property, including licensing and portfolio development, trademark, trade dress, copyright, joint development, unfair competition and trade secret matters. Her practice is informed by her close work with sophisticated clients and in-house counsel on matters vital to their business goals.

Alton earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.A. in biology from the University of Minnesota.

Toft, also a registered patent attorney with the USPTO, is a skilled intellectual property attorney with significant experience in patent, trademark and business-related litigation, in inter partes reviews and in prosecuting patents in a wide array of industries. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2013 and his B.A. in biology and chemistry from Concordia College in 2006.

Prior to joining Fox, Alton was a partner and the litigation chair at Christensen Fonder Dardi, an intellectual-property boutique, and Toft was an associate.