Private Practice

Partner, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Associate, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Judicial Clerkship

The Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


University of Chicago Law School, (J.D., with honors)

University of Chicago (B.A., Economics)


Bar & Court Admissions

State of Illinois 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Other Experience

Vice-President, Network Security and Financial Fraud Protection, Citibank N.A.

Computer and Network Security Specialist, Iridium, LLC

Technology Analyst, Deloitte Consulting/NetDox, Inc.

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Alan E. Littmann

Partner / Chicago

Alan specializes in complex trial litigation, often involving scientific and technical subject matter. He has been lead trial counsel on numerous matters, including cases involving patent infringement, contract/fraud, medical device product liability, ERISA, licensing, trade secrets, and other complex commercial matters. His cases have also dealt with a wide range of technology, including video streaming, software design, solar cells, medical devices, and chromatography. Alan brings a unique perspective from his experience working in several start-up companies. Prior to going into law, Alan was Vice President of Network Security for Citibank's online bank and was a Computer and Network Security Specialist for Iridium, a worldwide satellite telecommunications company. Alan graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with honors, served as editor-in-chief of The Law Review, and clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook.

Of Note

Ranked by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star and Local Litigation Star (2018)

Representative Litigation

Sportvision, Inc. et al. v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

Lead counsel for MLB Advanced Media in patent, trade secret, and contract matter relating to the display of video graphics.

Uniloc v. Amazon et al.

Lead counsel for Home Box Office (HBO) in patent litigation concerning wireless video streaming and device authentication.

Confidential Medical Device Client

Lead counsel in evaluating a large competitor patent portfolio and preparing overall litigation strategy to assist client in the design and global release of a medical device.

Confidential Energy Provider

Lead counsel in various intellectual property consulting matters involving energy technology, including evaluating whether to assert company’s patents in litigation and defending against trade secret allegations.

Teledyne Wireless v. Advantech Wireless et al.

Co-lead counsel for Teledyne in non-compete and trade secret litigation involving company leadership  leaving to work for a direct competitor.

Front Row Technologies v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. et al.

Lead counsel for MLB Advanced Media in patent litigation concerning wireless streaming. 

Sports Technology Applications, Inc. v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

Lead counsel for MLB Advanced Media in licensing dispute concerning a trademark license for a mobile predictive gaming application.

Pan v. Medtronic, Inc.

Lead counsel for Medtronic in a product liability action concerning a nerve monitoring tube.

MLB Properties Arbitration

Lead counsel for MLB Properties in an arbitration involving the scope of a Chinese company’s license and operations throughout China.

Fortune 15 Company Arbitrations

Lead counsel for a Fortune 15 healthcare company in nearly fifty arbitrations involving ERISA and the Texas Prompt Pay Act.

Alltech Assoc. v. Teledyne Instruments, Inc.

Co-lead counsel for Teledyne Instruments in District of Delaware patent litigation involving chromatography equipment.

Behaviour Interactive, Inc. v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.  

Lead trial counsel for MLB Advanced Media in litigation regarding the development of a baseball-themed video game. 

CEATS, Inc. v. Continental Airlines, Inc. et al.

Lead counsel for in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas. 

Spilker v. Medtronic, Inc.

Lead counsel for Medtronic in a product liability action concerning its Cardiac CryoAblation Device.

Tula Foods v. Kroger et al.

Lead counsel for Tula Foods in a 6-week jury trial in Ohio state court involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation.

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 572 Health and Welfare Fund v. Merck & Co., Inc.

Counsel for Merck in a putative class action brought by health benefit providers under civil RICO and federal antitrust statutes relating to alleged co-pay subsidy programs.

In re Sprint Fidelis Leads Products Liability Litigation

Counsel for Medtronic, Inc. in litigation concerning its Sprint Fidelis® defibrillation lead.

Schindler Elevator Corp. et al. v. Otis Elevator Co.

Represented Otis Elevator in patent infringement litigation in the Southern District of New York and District of New Jersey.

RealNetworks, RealDVD Litigation

Represented RealNetworks against Hollywood Studios and DVD CCA concerning the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).


Managing Patent Litigation: Successful Results at Reasonable Costs, Mark L. Levine (Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP) and Alan E. Littmann