Dallas, Texas 75219
Alan Herda focuses his practice on intellectual property law, including patent and design law.
Before joining the firm, Alan worked as a mechanical engineer at Motorola, designing and analyzing mechanical, electro-mechanical, structural, and thermal management systems for cellular base transceiver stations. In addition to his law degree, Alan holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering.
Alan's intellectual property law experience includes:
Preparing and prosecuting U.S., P.C.T., and foreign utility patent applications covering a wide variety of technologies including oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline, automotive, airline, computer hardware and software, food processing, and laboratory instrumentation technologies.
Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign design patent applications.
Conducting patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement investigations, and preparing related opinion letters.
Supporting intellectual property litigation matters, including patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation matters; conducting due diligence and infringement, validity, and claim construction analyses.
|Areas of Practice||1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Prosecution, 3) Trade Dress and 4) Design Patents and Product Clearance|
|Law School||Wesleyan University School of Law ( J.D., 2003)|
|Education||University of Texas at Arlington (B.S.M.E., 1996)|
|Bar Member / Association||Texas State Bar Associations|
|Most recent firm||Haynes and Boone, LLP|
Coleen M. Meehan is a partner and trial lawyer in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice, resident in the Philadelphia office.
David W. Marston, Jr. is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Intellectual Property and Litigation practices and is a member of the firm's Class Action Working Group. He handles all aspects of litigation from inception through trial and post-trial appeals.