Allison Vagner is dedicated to helping companies and research institutions realize value from their scientific innovations. Her breadth of experience, involving intellectual property management, business development, and seven years of laboratory bench research in the fields of polymer chemistry, immunological biochemistry, and protein chemistry, combined with her people-focused approach, allows her to work closely with scientists, technology managers, and executives across client teams. Allison has represented industry, academia, and research institutions with novel and exciting work in the physical sciences, with a particular emphasis on technologies related to chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, materials science, nanotechnology, and energy.
Allison is committed to developing cost-effective strategies for obtaining the maximum scope of patent protection, and she enjoys the challenge of finding the nuance in a technology space or in patent law itself, as the road to patentability sometimes requires a creative approach. Her practice is focused on domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, as well as intellectual property due diligence, counseling related to patent matters, and freedom-to-operate analyses.
IP due diligence
Global patent prosecution
Broad range of scientific disciplines
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
M.A., Chemistry, University of Southern California, 2004
B.S., Chemistry, University of Washington, 2000
- Research & Development Officer, U.K. Trade and Investment (British Consulate), Chicago
- Manager of Business Development, PatentVest / MDB Capital Group, Santa Monica, Calif.
- Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- Research Chemist, Lumera Corp., Bothell, Wash.