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Alan David Minsk

Alan David Minsk

Practice areas:

Patent Application, Intellectual Property, Patent Infringement

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Patent Application: 50%
  2. Patent Infringement: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%

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Contact Info

1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Patent ProsecutorThe Patent Research Review2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC2012 - Present
PartnerKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton2006 - 2012
VP and Patent CounselIntellectual Ventures2003 - 2004
Associate General Counsel, Director and Patent CounselOpenwave Systems1999 - 2006
AttorneyCoudert Brothers1997 - 1999
AttorneyLimbach and Limbach1991 - 1997
Senior EngineerESL, Inc1986 - 1988


Publication NameTitleDate
Seattle Business MagazineProtect Your Company — and Increase its Value With a Strategic Patent Portfolio2012
Forbes magazine’s CIO CentralOld Model: Patents Protect Products. New Model: Patents Themselves Are Products2012
Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 233The Patentability of Algorithms: An Update on the Status of the Current Doctrine, 91993
Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 251The Patentability of Algorithms: A Review and Critical Analysis of the Current Doctrine, 81992


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California BerkeleyN/AundergraduateN/A
Harvard Univ Law SchoolN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Northwest Entrepreneurs Network (NWEN), Early Stage Investment Forum (ESIF)Intellectual Property Issues For Prospective Investors2008
Open Source Software (OSS) GroupDeveloping a Patent Strategy2006