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Alan H. Norman

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Mr. Norman’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property litigation, with a strong emphasis on patent litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, and strategic planning of patent infringement suits. Although in recent years his practice has concentrated in patent litigation, Mr. Norman possesses a wealth of experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, covering a wide variety of mechanical/electro-mechanical technologies. He has acquired a reputation for developing creative patent application strategies to enhance the business opportunities of clients. Mr. Norman’s practice also includes post grant proceedings before the USPTO and the preparation of validity and infringement/right-to-use opinions.

Florida and Missouri Bar Member
Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Past Chair - Patent, Trademark, Copyright Section
Co-Author, “A Competent Exculpatory Opinion of Counsel: A Silver Bullet to the Heart of a Willful Infringement Charge” St. Louis Bar Journal (Fall 2000)
Author, “You Can’t Patent That! Can You?” Saint Louis Lawyer (May 5, 2004)
Alan H. Norman
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2001)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1992)
University of Florida
J.D. (1985)
University of Central Florida
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude (1982)
Member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma Engineering
Thompson Coburn LLP
Partner (2001-present)
Associate (1995-2001)
Florida (1985)
Missouri (1988)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1986)