Perry Palan is of counsel (retired) in Barnes & Thornburg's Washington, D.C., office where he is the administrator of the Intellectual Property Department.
Perry serves U.S. and foreign companies in protecting and licensing their intellectual property by obtaining patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secret and employment agreements in the United States and in foreign countries. He counsels clients in litigation and trade commission matters as well as litigation and risk avoidance.
Perry is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) and the courts of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as well as numerous federal courts. He is active in B'nai B'rith Youth Organization on the local, national and international levels.
Perry received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Washington University in 1965 and a J.D. from George Washington University in 1970. He worked as an engineer in the space program at McDonnell Douglas from 1965 to 1968 and as a patent examiner for two years before beginning the practice of law. He joined Barnes & Thornburg in 1983.