Allison Elkman represents clients in patent litigation matters across a range of technologies, including medical devices, video game hardware and software, pharmaceuticals, file sharing software, consumer products, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Allison has experience in nearly all phases of litigation, from due diligence and pre-filing investigation through trial and post-trial motions. She has extensive experience drafting briefs in support of and in opposition to substantive, dispositive, Daubert, discovery, evidentiary, pretrial, and post-trial motions; managing document production and collection; drafting invalidity and noninfringement contentions; and preparing expert reports. 

Allison's pre-trial, trial, and stand-up experiences include working on all aspects of fact and expert discovery; arguing in support of and in opposition to motions in limine and judgment as a matter of law; and preparing fact and expert witnesses for direct and cross examination.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Allison practiced intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent litigation at a large general practice law firm in Washington, D.C. She completed her J.D. at Georgetown Law, where she was a Tech Law & Policy Scholar and a member of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic, served as a senior editor for the Georgetown Law Technology Review, and received the 2021 CALI Award for Entertainment Law. During law school she also served as a research assistant for the Institute for Technology Law & Policy and a judicial intern to the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Allison received her M.St. from the University of Oxford, where she completed her dissertation on AI and its anthropological impact. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a double major in classics (classic studies) and theology (ethics concentration).

Allison maintains an active pro bono practice, working with a non-profit dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals and volunteering for the Election Protection hotline. She enjoys kiteboarding, baking, and dog training in her spare time.