University of Florida,
University of Central Florida,
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1982
Member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma Engineering
US Ct Appeals, 8th Circuit (Covers AR, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
US Ct Appeals, Federal Circuit
US Patent and Trademark Office
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
Listed in "Chambers USA" for Intellectual Property in Missouri, 2023 (by Chambers & Partners)
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)
Named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Intellectual Property in St. Louis by Best Lawyers®, 2019
Listed in Missouri and Kansas "Super Lawyers", 2013-2022
Thompson Coburn LLP
Alan represents clients in 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, Alan possesses a wealth of experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, covering a wide variety of mechanical/electromechanical technologies. He has acquired a reputation for developing creative patent application strategies to enhance the business opportunities of clients. His practice also includes post grant proceedings before the USPTO and the preparation of validity and infringement/right-to-use opinions.
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
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