Deanna Allen

Partner at Cooley

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. DeAnna also is experienced in the transfer of rights in IP, including technology transfer agreements and due diligence, as well as in trademark prosecution and patent prosecution involving computer memory, computer networks, signal processing, digital imagers and other areas of electrical and computer engineering. She often provides counseling to clients in a variety of industries on matters relating to wireless and wired communication technologies and other computer based systems.

DeAnna has been recognized routinely for her professional accomplishments throughout her career. Most recently, she was selected as a 2017 Benchmark Litigation Future Star. In 2012, she was selected as a Future Washington, DC Star in Benchmark Litigation and as a national and Washington, DC Litigation Star in Benchmark Plaintiff. The Legal 500 has referred to DeAnna as a "hi-tech specialist" and "recommended" her in 2011 in the Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution category. She was also recognized in 2010 by the National Diversity Council as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region. DeAnna was featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal's 8th Annual Women Worth Watching issue (2008), a profile that highlighted an elite group of women leaders from many industries who represent diversity within their spheres of influence and who are determined and compassionate mentors. Finally, in the December 2007 issue of Black Enterprise magazine, DeAnna was named to the publication's Hot List, a biennial register of professional and entrepreneurial powerhouses under the age of 40 who shape our world. DeAnna previously chaired and co-chaired Cooley's diversity committee. DeAnna is an executive board member and Vice President of the National Association of Women Lawyers.



  • Partner

    June, 2012 - present

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