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Blank Rome Welcomes New Intellectual Property & Technology Of Counsel in Houston

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Alan D. Christenson has joined the Firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology group as Of Counsel in the Houston office, which has further expanded its IP service offerings over the last year with the addition of Partner Jonathan M. Harris and Of Counsel David M. Wilson, as well as the 2018 elevation of Daniel R. Peterson to Partner. The Firm’s IP group has also earned significant, national recognition over the last year, recently ranking among the top 50 IP firms in Patexia Inc.’s IPR Intelligence Report.

Mr. Christenson joins the Firm from Krueger Iselin, LLP. His primary practice focuses on patent law, where he helps his clients obtain strategic patent coverage for their inventive concepts. In addition to domestic filings, he has significant experience with Patent Cooperation Treaty filings and working with foreign counsel in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. He is also fluent in Spanish and counsels Spanish-speaking clients regarding intellectual property issues as well as performs litigation discovery document reviews of Spanish language documents.

Utilizing his electrical engineering background, Mr. Christenson handles projects for a wide range of technologies, including electrical circuits, software, data security, wireless technologies, client/server operations, optical devices, and semiconductor design. After years of representing oilfield service companies, he also has significant experience in downhole drilling, communication, and sensing technologies, including resistivity, seismic, acoustic, optical, and nuclear magnetic resonance sensing. 

Admitted to practice in Texas and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Christenson received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association.