Alan actively represents clients in patent dispute matters and has defended clients against numerous patent assertions. Alan has also supported patent litigations in domestic and foreign jurisdictions by developing technical non-infringement and invalidity arguments.
Alan has an extensive background in electrical and computer engineering. He has prepared and prosecuted patents in a variety of technologies and industries such as semiconductor fabrication, integrated circuit (IC) design, IC packaging, IC testing, power management, computing and storage devices, handheld devices, and medical devices.
Alan has 14 years of experience as a design engineer in major semiconductor and telecommunication companies. Prior to his legal career, Alan worked as a design manager and electrical design engineer at a major semiconductor company in Dallas, Texas and as a senior ASIC design engineer at a major telecom equipment maker in Richardson, Texas. His technical knowledge spans into semiconductor, telecommunication, networking, wireless infrastructure, and consumer electronics.
Alan has firsthand knowledge in converting raw ideas to innovative products. He is a co-inventor on four issued U.S. patents. Alan’s problem-solving skills enable him effectively assist clients in identifying and securing their intellectual property rights and/or defending against patent assertions.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2014, cum laude
M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
Master's Degree, Engineering, Communication and Electronic Systems, Tsinghua University, 1998
Bachelor's Degree, Engineering, Electronic Techniques and Information Systems, Tsinghua University, 1995
Bachelor's Degree, Economics, Joint Degree, Tsinghua University, 1995
Areas of Practice
- Intellectual Property
- Patent Prosecution and Counseling