DeAnna Allen


I’m fascinated by the ability of science and technology to shape industry and our economy and love that I’m able to play a part by crafting solutions and advocating positions that protect clients’ innovation and operations.

DeAnna Allen's practice involves various aspects of intellectual property, including patent litigation, trademark litigation and computer technology. She has litigated cases and counseled clients on matters involving patents for a variety of technologies, including software systems, semiconductors, IED/mine detection technologies, consumer electronics, cancer treatment methods, nutraceuticals, advanced security camera networks, commercial automotive equipment, biological testing equipment, online auction and gaming technology and multimedia digital equipment and communication networks.

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  • Neptune Technologies and Bioressources’ patent is protected from attack 

  • Decade-Old Patent Litigation Ends for Net Results 

In the litigation and counseling space, they provide upfront advice and a natural ability to leverage both collaboration and advocacy to meet business needs. – Fortune 100 Associate General Counsel

  • University of Miami School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1996

  • University of Maryland, College Park
    BS, 1990

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • National Association of Women Lawyers

  • American Bar Association

  • National Bar Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Diversity Journal: Woman Worth Watching

    Benchmark Litigation: Future Washington, DC Star

    Benchmark Plaintiff: National and Washington, DC Litigation Star

    Legal 500 US: Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

    National Diversity Counsel: Most Power and Influential Women in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region

    Black Enterprise magazine: Hot List