Sean Bedford is a registered patent attorney and a senior associate in Alston & Bird's Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Sean has experience litigating in district court and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as with pre-litigation evaluation of the value and validity of patents. He has worked with a variety of technologies, including airfoils, aquaculture apparatuses, automotive components, aviation propulsion systems, consumer electronics, manufacturing systems and medical devices. He has also prosecuted numerous patent applications to allowance.
Sean received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida, where he served as managing editor of the Florida Law Review and the publicity chair for the 2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. He was also awarded the University of Florida’s Clifford W. Crandall Scholarship and elected to the Order of the Coif. Before attending law school, Sean received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was a President’s Scholar and a member of the varsity football team.