Whether it’s a change in the law or a stubborn patent examiner, Allyn Elliott is tenacious in the face of obstacles, never giving up until she finds a way to achieve client objectives. As a result, she develops strong working partnerships with her clients—many of whom she’s counseled for years.
Allyn works primarily with clients in the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. She has obtained numerous patents in a wide range of technologies, including medical diagnostics, chemical processing and manufacturing including hydrocarbon refining and processing, metallurgy, battery component technology, catalyst technology, pharmaceutical formulations, medical devices, and insecticides. In addition to patent prosecution, Allyn counsels clients on global patent protection strategies, conducts due diligence investigations of patent portfolios and provides opinions on patentability, freedom to operate, validity and non-infringement. She also has experience practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board – both with the appeal process and with post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act.
Given the long timeline for patent application prosecution and potential administrative or judicial review of issued patents, Allyn is well aware of the need to think forward when preparing and prosecuting patent applications. She maintains an ongoing dialogue and working relationship with patent examiners to work through current issues and anticipate upcoming changes—often gaining information that helps her clients shave months or years off the examination process. Using her background in chemical engineering, Allyn crafts compelling explanations of complex technologies for examiners and Administrative Patent Judges.