Allen Baden

Allen brings over 25 years of experience in the intellectual property law field to Baden Law.

 

Following his graduation from law school, Allen joined a small computer company in Austin, Texas called PC’s Limited, now Dell, Inc. Allen’s time at PC’s Limited convinced him that he would not be happy without a technology-oriented practice and, to that end, Allen left for New York City, where he joined and ultimately became a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, then one of the oldest and largest intellectual property firms in the world. Over the course of his 21 years with Kenyon, Allen counseled a wide range of companies on IP matters generally, with particular emphasis on companies in the internet commerce, computer and telecom fields, and companies seeking to expand their rights into new geographies. In addition to his legal practice, Allen chaired the firm’s technology committee, and was responsible for helping select and negotiate the relationships with the firm’s many technology vendors.

In 2020, following a move to Dallas, Texas, Allen formed Baden Law, where he continues to advise emerging and mature companies across a wide range of industries, including extensive work with technology and consumer products clients in the establishment, enhancement, enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights, both domestically and internationally. Allen also works closely with local companies and investors in conducting due diligence, enhancing corporate and IP procedures, documenting investments and negotiating transactions.

Relying on his many years of legal experience, business acumen​ and te​chnical expertise, Allen prides himself on his efficient, cost-effective and pragmatic approach to client service, which has helped him attract clients, some of whom he has represented for over 15 years. Allen's experience includes two seconding stints during which​ he managed legal practices for the world's largest comic book publisher and semiconductor company. Allen also has a long history of pro bono representatio​​n of a multinational environmental education organization and previously advised the nation's pre-eminent civil rights organi​z​ation on trademark matters.

Allen has litigated patent and trademark infringement, unfair competition, copyright and contract matters before U.S. District and Appellate courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Allen also has substantial experience in corporate asset acquisition and transfers, as well as the sale, acquisition and licensing of IP rights, including technology, multimedia, open source, software and character licensing.

Bar Admissions
  • Bar of California

  • Bar of New York

  • Bar of Texas

  • Bar of Washington (inactive)

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Education
  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law

  • B.A., University of Texas (with honors and special honors in the Plan II Honors Program)

Languages
  • French