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Alan Billharz


Washington, D.C.

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Alan Billharz


Washington, D.C.

Alan M. Billharz is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice.

Alan practice is focused on intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation in the field of information technology. His experience includes matters spanning a variety of computer hardware and software technologies including semiconductor fabrication, graphics processing, wireless communications systems, speech recognition, electronic messaging, video streaming and analytics, server and cloud backup, and geographic information systems.

Alan has successfully litigated patent and trade secret cases in the Northern District of California, the Western District of Texas, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has experience with pre-suit investigations, invalidity, non-infringement, claim construction, expert witnesses, dispositive motions, and damages.

Alan is a registered patent attorney. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge Kara F. Stoll of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where his studies were focused on intellectual property and antitrust law.  Prior to law school, Alan worked in both software engineering and strategic planning roles at Microsoft Corporation, with a focus on server and cloud-based productivity applications. He is a named inventor on two U.S. patents.

Alan also holds a Master of Public Policy degree from The University of Chicago and a BS in Economics and BA in Computer Science from Duke University.



Intellectual Property




Washington, D.C.

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

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Admitted: District of Columbia Bar

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Admitted: Virginia State Bar

Admitted: District of Columbia Bar

Admitted: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia