Alan Tenenbaum

Partner

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Alan Tenenbaum concentrates on intellectual property and commercial litigation and counseling. He represents commercial clients throughout the United States and before the International Trade Commission in patent, trademark, unfair competition and commercial litigation matters. He has litigation experience with a wide array of technologies such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and hardware and software.

Alan is also a member of our Reputation Management practice where he advises individuals and organizations in connection with disparagement claims, libel and slander, rights of publicity and other false and injurious claims.

Applying business solutions from a legal perspective, Alan works with clients to identify, protect, manage and monetize core technology, brands, images and other proprietary rights. In addition to negotiating agreements and complex intellectual property transactions, Alan also effectively provides counsel to clients who seek to avoid disputes and to resolve disputes both with and without recourse to litigation.

Education
  • George Washington University, JD, with honors 1988
  • Union College, B.S. 1985 
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers 2013-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association                

News

Events

  • FDA’s Safety and Performance Based Pathway Guidance Expands Abbreviated 510(k) for Certain Device Types

    There are three types of Premarket Notification 510(k)s that may be submitted to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Under the recently finalized Safety and Performance Based Pathway guidance, FDA has expanded the Abbreviated 510(k) route for certain well understood device types. The FDA expects to begin implementation of this pathway as soon as the device types and performance criteria are identified. Once implemented, a medical device manufacturer will be able to use performance criteria instead of direct comparisons to show substantial equivalence for qualifying devices.

  • License Agreement Restrictions Can Provide a Real Advantage to Patent Holders

    Generally, a patent owner's rights are exhausted after an authorized sale; the patent owner cannot sue a downstream customer who purchased an authorized patented product from a third party reseller. So how can a patent owner control the resale of a patented product?

  • Legal Alert: A New System For International Design Protection

    Design patents continue to grow in importance for many industries. If your company designs tangible products or packages, there is a new, efficient way to seek international protection for design features.

  • Legal Alert: .SUCKS is Here: Can Your Brand Be Protected?

    With the goal of fostering public commentary, the new domain name .SUCKS was approved by ICANN. Despite objections from some in the IP community, the sunrise period for .SUCKS is now open; it runs until May 29th.

  • Legal Alert: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank's Effect on Business Method Patents

    The patent landscape has changed regarding business method patents.
    In the summer of 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank which invalidated certain business method patents related to finance. The basis for the invalidation was that the patents covered an abstract idea not eligible for patent protection.

  • Beware of the Boilerplate Series: "Defend, Indemnify and Hold Harmless"

    Many agreements include an indemnification clause typically using language like this: “Party A will defend, indemnify and hold harmless all claims, losses and damages against Party B related to its use of the Technology.”

Education
  • George Washington University, JD, with honors 1988
  • Union College, B.S. 1985 
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Honors
  • Super Lawyers 2013-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association                

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