Alan Tenenbaum


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, and commercial claims. Alan’s litigation and trial work include matters involving electronic hardware, software, consumer products, medical devices, chemicals, and both branded and generic pharmaceuticals. He also represents clients in disputes involving the importation and transportation of goods and claims against customs agents and freight brokers.

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 advises clients who seek to manage, avoid, and resolve commercial disputes, with and without recourse to litigation; and has litigated and resolved a variety of matters involving nuisance patents and patent assertion entities.

In addition, Alan negotiates IP and IT agreements and other complex commercial agreements involving technology. He has a successful track record in the prosecution of patent applications involving software-implemented applications.

Alan frequently speaks and writes about patent litigation, software patents, and the business and legal issues associated with emerging technology. He was included in New York – Metro Super Lawyers from 2013 – 2017 and 2020 – 2022. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. He is also AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • George Washington University National Law Center
    • J.D., with honors
  • Union College
    • B.S.
Professional Affiliations
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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