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
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Qualifications

Education

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2014, cum laude

Master's Degree, Engineering, Communication and Electronic Systems, Tsinghua University, 1998

Bachelor's Degree, Economics, Joint Degree, Tsinghua University, 1995

Bachelor's Degree, Engineering, Electronic Techniques and Information Systems, Tsinghua University, 1995

M.S., Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)

Admissions

Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Publication
David McCombs, Alan Wang in Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal: 'Obviousness by Resort t [...]
October, 27 2020

In Arendi v. Apple, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit outlined limited circumstances in which reliance on common sense is acceptable in evaluating obviousness of a claimed invention. These limited circumstances are sometimes referred to as the Arendi common sense standard or simply, the Arendi standard. In the first half of 2020, two Federal Circuit cases found patent claims obvio [...]