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William R.Allen, Ph.D.


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William R.Allen, Ph.D.


Focus Areas

A sampling of William’s experience includes:

  • Representing corporations, entrepreneurs, individual and startups with regard to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications with a focus on securing patent protection in a timely, cost-effective manner to protect technical innovations.
  • Developing worldwide strategies for protecting intellectual property assets and portfolios.
  • Managing global patent portfolios or portfolio segments for multinational corporations.
    • Serves as outside U.S. patent counsel for an $8 billion travel technology company.
    • Serves as outside U.S. patent counsel for a $6 billion semiconductor foundry.
    • Serves as outside U.S. patent counsel for a division of a
      $9 billion specialty pharmaceutical company.
  • Procuring over 700 U.S. patents protecting various technical innovations developed by a high technology client, including securing protection for technologies covering core inventions.
  • Responding to several thousand domestic and foreign Office Actions.
  • Prosecuting to grant over one thousand U.S. patents and their foreign equivalents.
  • Advising clients on effective replies to cease-and-desist letters.
  • Preparing broadening reissue and continuation reissue applications to extend the scope of client patent protection.
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 to 2024 for Patent Law and Technology Law

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation, Board of Directors, 2016-2019
  • All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property, Planning Committee, 2015-2016


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1999,
    cum laude

    Tennessee Law Review

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., 1986
  • Emory and Henry College, B.S., 1980,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office