Alexander I. Poltorak (born 1957) is a Russian-born American author, entrepreneur, physicist and scholar. He co-authored two books on intellectual property: Essentials of Intellectual Property and Essentials of Licensing of Intellectual Property, both published by John Wiley & Sons. He also wrote a book, A Light Onto Your Path: A Mezuzah Anthology. He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation (GPC), an intellectual property firm. He is also the founder and President of American Innovators for Patent Reform, a non-profit trade association representing inventors and other stakeholders in the debate over the future of the U.S. patent system. Dr. Poltorak is a member of the IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) Strategy 250 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Dr. Poltorak has been interviewed by CNN, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg TV, Wired.com, Inc. magazine, CFO Magazine, InstitutionalInvestor.com, WallStreetReporter.com and several others, for his input as well as perspective on patent related news. He has been extensively quoted in publications such as Wall Street Journal, EE Times Article, the IAM Magazine and various other news media.