Allen E. Pittoors
Allen Pittoors is a registered patent attorney and Partner.
Mr. Pittoors represents clients ranging from solo inventors to large corporations in all aspects of intellectual property law.
Mr. Pittoors has more than sixteen years of experience providing comprehensive legal services and counseling clients, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution, complex litigation matters, due diligence, and legal opinion work.
Preparation and prosecution of hundreds of U.S. and international patent matters in the chemical, biomedical, automotive, mechanical, nano-technology, and material science arts.
Prior art searching and formulating patentability assessments with global filing strategies.
Freedom to practice, validity, infringement, and due diligence opinions.
IP acquisitions and transactions.
Extensive litigation practice – from pre-filing investigations and initial filings, through complex and exhaustive discovery, leading to awards of final judgments and appeals.
Federal District Courts
Federal Courts of Appeals
The United States International Trade Commission
The American Arbitration Association
Demonstrated success in AIA Post-Grant Challenges, including Inter Partes Reviews.
Ex ParteReexaminations and PTAB appellate matters.
Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Michigan Intellectual Property Inns of Court, Master
Federal Bar Association
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2003
Wayne State University, cum laude
M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1999
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1997
Presidential Scholar - Wayne State University
Moot Court - Best Brief Team, Best Oralist Team
Excellence in Teaching Award - Wayne State University
Selected for inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Admitted to Practice
State of Michigan
U.S. District Court, E.D. Michigan
U.S. District Court, W.D. Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
International Trade Commission
Admitted Pro Hac Vice to various other courts
Prior Industry Employment
Young Basile, PC
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Borg Warner Automotive
State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section Proceedings, “Perfecting Security Interests in Intellectual Property is Not a Perfect Process,” Vol. 20, Issue 3 (2009).
Outside of the office, Allen is an aspiring world traveler and avid photographer.