Alan Wang



Education and Clerkships

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



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Chinese (Mandarin)


Alan Wang is a dedicated patent attorney, an experienced engineer, and an innovator. Alan focuses on patent-related practices, including  patent non-infringement and invalidity analysis, patent licensing evaluation and negotiation, patent preparation and prosecution, and patent post-grant review.

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.

Professional and Community Activities

  • PTAB Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association

Client Focus


Cisco Honors Haynes and Boone for "Excellence in Partnering"

Worldwide technology provider Cisco Systems, Inc. has selected Haynes and Boone for its Excellence in Partnering Award in recognition of the firm’s stellar results on patent litigation and related issues.

Patents and Publications

  • “Obviousness by Resort to Common Sense,” co-author, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Volume 32, No. 10, Nov.-Oct. 2020.
  • U.S. Patent 9,729,472, Network physical link (PHY) switch system
  • U.S. Patent 8,326,364, High Resolution, Low Power Design for CPRI/OBSAI Latency Measurement
  • U.S. Patent 7,934,113, Self-Clearing Asynchronous Interrupt Edge Detect Latching Register
  • U.S. Patent 7,620,043, Using CRC-15 as hash function for MAC bridge filter design
  • “Still Difficult For Patent Holder to Use Equivalents Theory,” Law360, Oct. 19, 2017.

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