Alan Burnett, VP, Technology – Software and Networking

Alan Burnett is a Senior Level patent attorney with 30 years combined legal and engineering experience.  Areas of expertise relating to patents include patent analysis for valuation and assertion on the acquisition and licensing side and protection of technology innovation on the prosecution side.  Alan has spent the past eight years performing patent analysis and valuation work relating to hundreds of portfolios, resulting in over $100M in acquisition transactions.  He has also prepared and prosecuted over 400 patent applications in a wide variety of software, electrical, mechanical, and computer system arts.  Alan’s skills set combine a thorough understand of today’s licensing and assertion considerations with a strong background in patent prosecution and a fundamental understanding of the underlying technology resulting from years of engineering practice.

Alan is formerly a Sr. Licensing Attorney and Portfolio Administrator for Intellectual Ventures, where he was involved with acquisition and management of prosecution for IV’s wireless, networking, and computer architecture portfolios, was a lead attorney for software licensing, and also provided licensing support for the wireless portfolio.  Prior to IV, Alan was a partner with Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor, and Zafman, one of the leading patent firms on the West coasts.

Alan focuses on patent-related legal services for high-value patent assets, patent analysis and valuation, and strategic high-skilled patent prosecution, licensing, and enforcement.

Alan graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.