Alan Wright is a partner with over twenty five years of experience as a patent law professional. He began his patent career in 1989 serving as an Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the art of ceramic materials and processes. Mr. Wright is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and has experience in both patent prosecution and procurement, as well as post-grant proceedings such as reexaminations. He also served as an Attorney Advisor with the Office of Legislative and International Affairs at the PTO before his clerkship with the Honorable William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. For the past twenty years, Mr. Wright has worked at a number of top law firms in the Washington, D.C. area, focusing on patent litigation and counseling. Mr. Wright also worked in industry for a number of years as a process engineer in both the electronic ceramics and fiber optic industries.
Mr. Wright has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous litigations before various federal district courts as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission in such varied technologies as: • cellular telephone technologies
• aircraft engine
• pharmaceuticals (ANDA litigation)
• drug delivery systems
• designs for automotive parts
• on-line auctions
• semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processing
• sunscreen formulations
• on-line gaming
• domain names
Mr. Wright holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University, and a J.D. from American University. He was a member of the American University Law Review, where he served as an editor of its Federal Circuit edition, which follows developments at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Wright is a member of the bars of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York. He is also a member of the bars for the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Texas, and Colorado, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Wright also has extensive experience before the federal district courts in Delaware, California, and Illinois.