Alexander J. Gambino, J.D.

Alexander Gambino

Alexander J. Gambino, J.D.

Patent Attorney

Knoxville, TN

Practice Areas

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Patentability Analysis
  • Trade Secrets
  • Intellectual Property Strategy and Protection
  • Licensing and Invention Commercialization
  • Litigation
  • PTAB & TTAB Proceedings
  • Entity Formation & Corporate Governance
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiations

Technical Areas

  • Maritime Industry
  • Nuclear Industry
  • Nuclear Waste Storage and Transportation
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Oil and Gas
  • Electronics
  • Piping and Transport Systems
  • Operation and Control Mechanisms
  • Power Systems
  • Sporting Goods
  • Medical Devices


Alex Gambino is a Registered Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney at Thrive IP®. Alex has successfully applied for and secured numerous patents, trademark registrations, and copyright registrations for his clients. He also has experience in various facets of intellectual property litigation, contract drafting and review, entity formation and governance, and regulatory guidance.

Alex earned his Juris Doctorate Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law and received an undergraduate degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Previously, Alex worked as a Technology Commercialization Analyst for the University of Tennessee Research Foundation where he reviewed technologies from the University of Tennessee system, performed patentability and prior art searches, evaluated marketing channels, and made recommendations for the commercialization and licensing of those technologies. Prior to attending law school, Alex worked as a Nuclear Power Operations Engineer for Holtec International.

Alex has a passion for assisting inventors, businesses, and universities in obtaining and defending their intellectual property protections. Alex provides a host of additional services including contract and business document drafting, negotiations, support for start‑ups in developing and deploying monetization and exit strategies, entity formation and corporate governance, regulatory guidance, and intellectual property licensing.


Texas A&M University, B.S. Engineering (Summa Cum Laude)
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (Cum Laude)

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association
Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association
Federalist Society

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Tennessee
State Bar of North Carolina (Pending)
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Selected Papers, Speeches, and Presentations

Standard Essential Patents: Do SEPs Promote the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts?, Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) Young Technology Professionals Committee (YTP) Tech Times – April 2024

Right to Repair: Whose Right is it Anyway? – Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Volume 25, Issue 1 – December 2023 

How Distinctive Is Your Mark?, Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) The Consigliere, Volume 18, No. 1 – May 2023

Multi–Jurisdictional Practice of Law vs. Unauthorized Practice of Law: Where Do Patent Practitioners Fall?, Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) IP Law Bugle – April 2023