Alison utilizes her extensive experience to help high-tech clients navigate complex discovery issues in patent infringement litigation. Alison manages the day-to-day of fast-paced litigation to ease the burden of discovery for her clients, including by working directly with clients to identify, collect, review, and produce relevant documents, respond to discovery requests, and draft and oppose discovery-related motions in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Alison also works with economic experts to collect relevant data and prepare damages calculations and craft other remedies in patent infringement cases.
Representative District Court Experience:
- Maxell, Ltd. v. Lenovo Group Ltd., and Motorola Mobility (W.D. Tex. 2021) - Represented Maxell in numerous cases over a period of two years involving over ten patents related to features of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smartwatches.
- Maxell, Ltd. v. VIZIO, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2021) - Represented Maxell in numerous cases over a period of two years involving over ten patents related to features of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smartwatches.
- AutoBrilliance, LLC v. General Motors Company (E.D. Tex. 2021) - Obtained early settlement on very favorable terms on behalf of defendant General Motors Company by aggressively pursuing a motion to transfer venue and numerous noninfringement arguments.
- SIPCO, LLC v. CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2020) – Represented SIPCO as part of the licensing and enforcement efforts concerning a portfolio of patents directed to wireless communication technologies relevant to various standard wireless mesh network protocols, such as WirelessHART, ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4, and Z-Wave.
- Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Urban Outfitters, Inc. (W.D. Tex. 2020) – Obtained early settlement on favorable terms on behalf of defendant Urban Outfitters by aggressively pursuing invalidity and noninfringement arguments.
- Maxell, Ltd. v. Apple Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2019) – Settled case on favorable terms for patentee Maxell just after selecting jury for two-week trial involving multiple patents related to image processing, GPS, and battery-saver technologies.
- Maxell, Ltd. v. ZTE USA LLC (E.D. Tex. 2018) – Prepared experts and case materials to help team obtain a jury verdict of $43.3 million for client, with the jury finding willful infringement of all claims of all seven asserted patents, covering digital image processing, GPS navigation, cellular transmission, and audio processing.
Representative Section 337 Experience at the USITC:
- Certain Mobile Electronic Devices (2022-2023) – Obtained settlement on favorable terms for patentee Maxell days prior to the evidentiary hearing involving multiple patents related to image processing, fingerprint authentication, and wireless communication technologies.
- Certain Smart Televisions (2022-2023) – Obtained settlement on favorable terms for patentee Maxell weeks prior to the evidentiary hearing involving multiple patents related to content control interfaces, video information management, and wireless communication technologies.
- Certain Smart Thermostat Hubs, Systems Containing the Same, and Components of the Same (2022-2023) – Settled investigation on favorable terms for patentee late into the discovery phase of a three-patent investigation concerning smart home and IoT devices.
- Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Laptop Computers (2020-2021). Represented patentee Maxell in a complex litigation involving five patents related to biometric authentication, Wi-Fi and LTE 4G handover, face detection, video transfer, and white balance correction.
King's College, BS, magna cum laude
State University of New York, MS
Syracuse University College of Law, JD, cum laude
Syracuse Science & Technology Law Review
- District of Columbia
- New York
- US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- US Patent and Trademark Office
- US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- US District Court for the District of Columbia
- US District Court for the Northern District of New York