Alan Tenenbaum

Attorney | New York

Alan Tenenbaum concentrates his practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation and counseling. He represents corporate clients throughout the United States and before the International Trade Commission in litigation involving patent, trademark, unfair competition, right of publicity, and commercial claims. His litigation and trial work includes matters involving electronic hardware, software, consumer products, medical devices, chemicals, and both branded and generic pharmaceuticals.

Alan is a trusted general counsel to a variety of companies. Applying business solutions from a legal perspective, he works with clients to identify, acquire, protect, manage, and monetize products, technology, and intellectual property rights.

Alan counsels clients who seek to resolve and avoid commercial and intellectual property disputes, with and without recourse to litigation and has litigated and resolved a variety of disputes involving nuisance patents and patent assertion entities. He also negotiates IP and IT agreements and other complex agreements involving technology. Alan has a successful track record in the prosecution of patent applications involving software-implemented applications.

Alan frequently speaks and writes on the topic of patent litigation, software patents, and intellectual property involving emerging technology. He has been named in New York Super Lawyers® for several years, most recently in 2021. He is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Mentioned, “Norris McLaughlin adds big law IP talent,”, September 18, 2020
  • “Be Quick or You’ll Lose: The New First-to-File Patent Application Rule,” November 2012
  • Quoted, “Will Apple’s Patents Banish HTC Phones,” PC World, March 3, 2010
  • “Patents: Don’t Change the Landscape Too Quickly,” Bank Systems and Technology, June 27, 2008
  • “Blockchain IP: Innovation & Distributed Ledger Revolution,” New York City Bar Association, NY, November 29, 2018
  • “The Anatomy of a Patent Litigation: From Start to Finish,” Lawline, October 26, 2018
  • “E-commerce: Strategies to Manage Legal Exposure,” HBK Incubates, September 24, 2013
  • “Software Patents Debate,” Hack Manhattan, New York, NY, January 17, 2013
  • “Patent Searching,” Half Moon Seminars, June 2012
  • ” Privacy Laws,” Larry King Live!, November 21, 2007
  • “Damage Control: Avoiding Patent Infringement and Minimizing Damages,” Conference on Optimizing Patents and IP in Financial Products and Services, American Conference Institute, New York, May 2006

Alan Tenenbaum was selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

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