In summing up his years of experience, Alan describes himself simply as a problem solver for his clients’ intellectual property concerns. He helps his clients successfully meet their business goals in intellectual property matters, whether those goals involve litigation, alternative dispute resolution, counseling and strategy, or portfolio analysis.Alan practices all aspects of Intellectual Property law with an emphasis on patent litigation, client counseling and alternative dispute resolution. He is experienced in patent infringement and validity assessment, as well as advising clients on patent portfolio management, and has handled all phases of patent prosecution, patent appeals, and reexaminations. He is a frequent speaker on and writer on the new America Invents Act provisions regarding post grant procedures to challenge and defend the validity of patents in the patent office. He is a State of Minnesota Qualified Neutral for adjudicative services and mediation, a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Neutrals, and a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s list of Arbitrators and Mediators. Alan has achieved an AV peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.Alan’s areas of technical experience include immunology, microbiology, genetic engineering, food science, applied chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and commercial and consumer products.As a Special Assistant Attorney General for Minnesota in the early 1980’s, Alan handled litigation and administrative agency matters primarily in the environmental area.
Alan enjoys traveling, as well as boating and fishing at his cabin on a lake.