Allen M. Sokal is a member of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He has broad experience in patent litigation. Mr. Sokal has briefed and argued many appellate cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. Mr. Sokal gained his initial patent experience as a patent examiner and then as a law clerk at the CCPA. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Georgetown University, where he served on the Georgetown Law Journal. Mr. Sokal has lectured periodically for various bar associations on patent law, licensing, and legal ethics issues. He lectures several times a year on chemical patent practice for the Patent Resources Group, Inc. He is currently leader of his firm’s Appellate Section.