In Memoriam – Alan H. Bernstein
Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in News
It is with great sadness that the firm announces the passing of retired partner Alan H. Bernstein, who died suddenly on April 15, 2017 at age 84.
Prior to joining the firm in 1959, Alan was a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent Office (now the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). He became a partner with the firm in 1964 and retired in 2011.
Alan had an excellent national reputation as an intellectual property litigator. He was renowned for his ability to identify issues that were overlooked by other attorneys.
He was active in many charitable and civic organizations. He was on the Board of the Jewish Educational & Vocational Service (JEVS) and was an active participant on the Board of the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. He served on the Civil Service Commission of Abington Township for many years.
He was a highly regarded adjunct professor of Patent Law at Temple University School of Law.
Alan graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University) with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1955. He graduated from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, in 1959.
He was a family man, who was married to his wife Judith for 50 years, until her death one week after their 50th wedding anniversary. He spent the last 11 years of his life with his devoted companion Judy Blumberg.
He is survived by his children Robert (Dianne) Bernstein, Jacqueline (Stewart) Abrams and Karen Bernstein, his brother, Harold (Susan) Bernstein, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.