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Ross Allen focuses his practice on patent litigation and currently serves as a member of the firm's Diversity Council. He represents clients in the biotechnology, medical devices, computer systems, electronic devices and telecommunications industries, as well as the developing areas of social media and clean technology.

During law school, Mr. Allen served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Carl H. Ginsberg, Texas 193rd District Court and was the editor-in-chief of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Allen was a research assistant at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, where he researched the effects of dioxin (TCDD) on circadian rhythms and CLOCK proteins mPER1, mPER2, and bMAL in mice and the correlating effects in humans using DNA/RNA extraction and rtPCR. Additionally, he externed at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and the Associated Regional and University Pathologists (ARUP Laboratories) in molecular genetic pathology, where he worked in the research and development of molecular testing for human genetics, infectious diseases, hematopathology, oncology, pharmacogenetics, and histocompatibility.

Mr. Allen received the American Corporate Counsel Association's Larry Margolies Award for Public Interest Law and is involved in numerous community-based organizations.


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Kaye Scholer LLP

Two Palo Alto Square, Suite 400
3000 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA, 94306-2112

Practice areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 50%
    8 years, 15 cases
  2. Litigation: 50%
    8 years, 15 cases

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Margolies Public Interest Law AwardAmerican Corporate Counsel2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateKaye Scholer LLP2012 - Present
AssociateKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ormco Corp. v. Align Tech., Inc. (C.D. Cal.)Settled after two week trial.
Anthurium Solutions, Inc. v. Medquist, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)Dismissed with prejudice.
Halton Co. v. Streivor, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)Dismissed without prejudice.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Litigation Committee newsletter (ABA)The Basics of Indemnification2010
ABA Section of Intellectual Property LawMaking Social Media Work for You: Avoiding the Pitfalls While Building Your Career2010
Landslide, ABA Intellectual Property Law SectionThings Aren't Always as They Appear: Who Really Owns Your User-Generated Content?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Texas Tech UniversityMicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationRecent Developments in Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions2011