Glenn Law is a retired partner and intellectual property lawyer with over 30 years of experience counseling clients on patent matters, including legal opinions, patent prosecution, product clearance, defense of infringement allegations, due diligence investigations, patent enforcement and licensing and litigation. Glenn has argued dozens of ex parte appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and its predecessor. He is a member of the firm’s Electronics and IP Litigation Practices.  

Glenn has provided his clients with well over 250 written legal opinions on the scope, infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents, including opinions on products having hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales. Glenn applies this experience in analyzing the vulnerabilities and strengths of the patents obtained by others in the course of his own patent prosecution practice, to provide comprehensive and enforceable protection for his own client’s innovations. Glenn carries out the philosophy that top-notch patent procurement is vital to protecting an organization’s innovations and investments in technology, and that it requires a depth of experience to protect them fully.

As a former chair of Foley’s IP Policies, Procedures, Best Practices and Training committee, Glenn is very knowledgeable on patent office procedure, IP loss prevention and training.

Industry and Technology Experience

Following his undergraduate study, Glenn served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and was selected to serve in the Navy Nuclear Power Program.

He is a former licensed professional engineer in the state of Virginia and has a technical background in electronics, electrical and mechanical systems, automotive systems, medical devices, materials, optics, computer systems and nuclear technology. 


Glenn graduated from Cornell University (B.S., electrical engineering, 1983). He graduated from the George Washington University School of Law (J.D., with high honors, 1992), where he was a member of The George Washington University Law Review and was elected to Order of the Coif.


Glenn is the author of “Liability Under the Process Patent Amendments Act of 1988 for the Use of a Patented Process Outside of the United States,”  60 The George Washington University Law Review 245, which has been cited in several court decisions.


Glenn is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is also admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.