Alan Heimlich, Esq.
SUMMARY: Alan Heimlich is of counsel to PELOQUIN, PLLC. Mr. Heimlich brings over 20 years of engineering experience to the practice of intellectual property law. Prior to becoming of counsel, he was an attorney with the intellectual property law firm of Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman in Silicon Valley where Mr. Heimlich currently resides. While at Blakely Sokoloff Taylor and Zafman, he worked on intellectual property matters for companies such as Applied Materials, Inc., Cypress Semiconductor, Inc., Intel Inc., Read-Rite, Inc., Sonics, Inc., Sony, Inc., etc.
Mr. Heimlich has worked for a variety of companies including Intel, Fujitsu, Integrated Device Technologies, and Sun. He has designed hardware (discrete analog, digital ICs, DSPs, etc.), boards, systems, and written firmware, device drivers, software, compilers, and applications. He has also started four businesses and so understands the challenges facing start-ups and has an intimate appreciation of how to protect intellectual property. Mr. Heimlich has also handled business planning and strategic development (both domestically and internationally) involving negotiation, licensing, alliances, joint ventures, etc. As an attorney, Mr. Heimlich has worked on intellectual property matters involving circuitry, hardware, microprocessors, firmware, software, systems, networking, communications, optics, and business technologies.
Mr. Heimlich holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from Santa Clara University, a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Purdue, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
BAR ADMISSIONS: State Bar of California, and United States Patent and Trademark Office.
MEMBER: United States Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit, United States District Court – Northern District of California, US Patent and Trademark Office, California Supreme Court, American Bar Association, California Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, National Society of Professional Engineers, California Society of Professional Engineers.