Monday, August 28, 2006
Alan Lenkin Joins Fulbright & Jaworski as Senior Counsel
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Seasoned patent attorney Alan Lenkin has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.’s Los Angeles office as senior counsel in its Intellectual Property & Technology Department.
Lenkin moved this month to Fulbright’s local office from the Virginia-based intellectual property boutique firm of Greenblum & Bernstein P.L.C., where he was an associate for nine years.
Peter Mason, partner in charge of Fulbright’s 73-member local office, said that Lenkin’s diverse experience would be a great asset to the office’s intellectual property team.
Fulbright partner John Carson, who heads the 12-person group, agreed.
“He brings a wealth of experience in patent prosecution and preparation, particularly in the telecommunications area,” Carson said, adding that Lenkin would certainly prove himself capable as he expands his practice into other areas of IP law.
Lenkin, 37, earned a bachelor’s degree in systems analysis and engineering at George Washington University in 1990, and received his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1995. He was admitted to the patent bar in 1996, the same year he became a member of the State Bar of California. He also joined the Washington, D.C. bar in 1998.
With his technical and legal background, Lenkin has built what Mason described as an “impressive” practice preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in the computer software, computer networking and telecommunications industries. He has substantial experience interviewing with patent examiners and conducting appeals at the Board of Patent Appeals.
At Fulbright, Lenkin said he is becoming more involved in providing litigation support and negotiating licensing agreements.
“I’m excited to see what the future brings,” he told the MetNews. “Fulbright is an international-scope firm that emphasizes intellectual property and has an active intellectual property practice. It allows me to continue the IP work I’ve been doing while providing the opportunity to expand my practice.”
Currently a member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Bar Association, Lenkin says he hopes to increase his professional activities in the future.
Fulbright & Jaworski, founded in 1919, currently employs over 950 attorneys internationally, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Minneapolis, London, Munich, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Ryadh.
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