Allison W. Gaul

Of Counsel

703-243-6410 fax



Technology law including intellectual property, privacy & data protection, and software products. Patents: Preparation and Prosecution of Domestic and International Utility Patents, Patent Portfolio Management and Strategy, Opinions and Analysis re, Post-Grant Procedures and licensing. Privacy: regulatory compliance, policy development, third-party relationships, risk management. Products from development to launch: liability analysis and mitigation strategies using technical, contractual, and operational elements.


Computer-implemented innovations including Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, FinTech, Cryptography, Internet of Things/Everything, Telecommunications, Image recognition, Autonomous Navigation, Energy, Networking, Autonomous Navigation, and more.

Allison Gaul is an Of Counsel attorney at the Firm, and currently assist clients with a variety of intellectual property and data privacy matters. Ms. Gaul is adept at developing creative approaches for short and long term intellectual property and risk management strategies. She specializes in technical field areas of computer engineering and software.

Before joining the Firm, Ms. Gaul practiced as a patent attorney at law firms large and small. She also worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, examining patent applications directed towards Business Methods involving network and information security, and financial transactions. Ms. Gaul has substantial experience in the field of Networking and Information Security. Her research experience includes the National Institute for Standards & Technology’s Advanced Networking Division where she worked on load-balancing solutions in wireless telecommunications systems.

Ms. Gaul has a bachelors of science in Applied Mathematics from Appalachian State University and minors in Computer Science, Computational Physics, and Astronomy (2007). She graduated from the Temple University Beasley School of law in 2012. Her registrations include the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the State of New York. She has received multiple recognitions from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and the New York State Bar Association for her excellence in providing pro bono intellectual property and corporate transactional services to small businesses and start-up ventures. She has also been recognized by the American Intellectual Property Law Association for her efforts in international artificial intelligence policy advocacy.


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • Appalachian State University (B.S. Applied Mathematics, Minors in Computer Science, and Computational Physics 2007)

Honors and Awards

  • Project of the Year; Project Coordinator of the Year, “Woman to Watch” of the year
    American Intellectual Property Law Association 2019
  • Empire State Counsel – Achievements in Pro Bono Service to the Community
    New York State Bar Association 2013
  • Lena M. Hale award for excellence in pro bono service; Fellow of the Rubins Pro Bono Honor Society
    Temple University Beasley School of Law 2012

Membership and Affiliations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Vice Chair of Public Education Committee
Chair of Blockchain/Fintech subcommittee for Emerging Technologies Committee
Immediate Past Chair of Emerging Technologies Committee

District of Columbia
New York State
Registered Patent Attorney

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Risk Management in Blockchain developments
    Editorial content contributor, Financier Worldwide Magazine, Summer 2019
  • Patent Trends in the Expanding World of Blockchain
    Law360, June 2019
  • Trends and Strategies in AI-related Patent Filings
    Law360, May 2019
  • Blockchain and the Law
    Video series lecturer, Coinafide, March 2019
  • IP for Emerging Technologies
    Speaker, American University Colloquium on Intellectual Property and Privacy, March 2019
  • AI impact on the Practice of Patent Law, AI impact on the Practice of Copyright Law
    AIPPI/AIPLA/FICPI Colloquium Primer, February 2019