DeAnna Allen

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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’ business operations.



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Neptune Technologies and Bioressources’ patent is protected from attack

May 16, 2017

Cooley represented Neptune in multiparty patent infringement actions regarding its krill oil containing omega-3 phospholipid product against several manufacturers and distributors of competing krill oil.

Cooley previously filed a Section 337 complaint at the International Trade Commission against several competitors, resulting in all of Neptune's closest competitors entering into licensing agreements for patents relating to its fish krill oil.

In a parallel IPR proceeding filed against Neptune by Aker BioMarine, the largest krill oil producer in the world, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision that two select krill oil patent claims are valid. As a result of this ruling, our client is positioned to secure royalties.

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Jon Graves
Senior Counsel, Reston
Stephen Smith
Partner, Washington, DC
DeAnna Allen
Partner, Washington, DC

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Decade-Old Patent Litigation Ends for Net Results

June 28, 2007

Cooley secured a $10.25 million settlement from the federal government for infringement of client Net Results' patent covering explosive-detecting system technology. Net Results, a mine detector company, filed suit in the Court of Federal Claims against the US government as a result of the Army awarding contracts to companies to produce infringing devices. In addition to the monetary settlement, the government also agreed to a licensing deal.

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DeAnna Allen
Partner, Washington, DC
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC

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Admissions & credentials

District of Columbia

US Patent and Trademark Office

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

Memberships & affiliations

National Association of Women Lawyers

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

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