Alan N. Herda

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.

Good to know

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)
Admitted Year 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
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