Allison M. Lucier is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) Group. Ms. Lucier focuses her practice on patent litigation. Drawing from her chemistry background, she assists clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies, including telecommunications, bulk material logistics, plastics technology, LED technology, recombinant antibody technology and receptor fusion proteins. She has experience in all facets of litigation, from pre-filing to discovery and through trial.
Ms. Lucier represents clients in district and appellate courts across the country, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has argued before the PTAB.
Ms. Lucier's recent successes include:
- obtained summary judgment of non-infringement in a patent dispute involving long-term evolution (LTE) networks
- successfully argued before the PTAB and invalidated four patents as part of a larger dispute between competitors in the oil and gas industry
- forced dismissal of patent holder's infringement claims following a petition for inter partes review
Ms. Lucier has made public service and charitable work an important part of her practice. She has engaged in pro bono representation in a variety of matters, including assisting with the appeal of a convicted death row inmate, assisting with the appeal of a juvenile charged as an adult for first-degree murder, recognizing the contributions of local inventors and assisting start-up companies in implementing policies to protect their intellectual property.
Before joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Lucier practiced patent litigation at a global law firm in New York.
Prior to law school, she worked on developing synthetic inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.
Arrows Up LLC v. Oren Technologies LLC (PTAB). Represented petitioner Arrows Up, a bulk material logistics provider, in four related petitions for inter partes review of patentee Oren Technologies' patents; the challenged patents concerned various methods of accomplishing the transfer of bulk materials; following institution, the PTAB issued a final written decision determining that substantially all of the challenged claims were invalid, including all of the challenged independent claims
Arrows Up LLC et al v. SandBox Logistics LLC et al (S.D. Tex.). Represented Arrows Up, a bulk material logistics provider, in a patent enforcement action against SandBox; the dispute implicated the structure of SandBox's bulk materials containers, in addition to numerous ancillary issues under federal and state law; the dispute was settled following lengthy and complex motion practice
I.S.E.L. LLC v. Polyguard Products Inc. (N.D. Tex.); I.S.E.L. LLC v. Polyguard Products Inc., IPR2018-00428 (PTAB). Defended Isel, an industrial lubricants manufacturer, in a patent infringement and false advertising dispute related to lubricating grease for refrigeration systems; following a strong petition for inter partes review, Polyguard dropped its patent infringement claims; after discovery, the parties reached a mutual settlement
Blackberry Limited v. Avaya Inc. (D. Del); Avaya Inc. v. Blackberry Limited, IPR2017-01851, IPR2017-01852, IPR2017-01897, IPR2017-01898 (PTAB). Represented Avaya in an eight-patent lawsuit brought by Blackberry against dozens of Avaya products; after development of defenses, obtained settlement favorable to Avaya
Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v. AT&T Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.); Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, IPR2016-01484 (PTAB). Represented Ericsson, a manufacturer and seller of telecommunications infrastructure equipment to all major cellular providers, in a telecommunications patent dispute involving Ericsson's 4G-Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) radio base stations; the technology in dispute included LTE-A's Carrier Aggregation and Power Headroom Reporting features, among others; the parties reached a mutual settlement after Ericsson filed offensive inter partes review petitions and obtained a favorable claim construction ruling
WiLAN Inc. v. Ericsson Inc. (S.D. Fla). Obtained a summary judgment ruling of non-infringement and invalidity on behalf of Ericsson; the case involved accusations of patent infringement brought by WiLAN against Ericsson's 4G (LTE) wireless base stations, which connect mobile telephones to wireless carriers' telecommunications networks
Avaya Inc. v. SNMP Research Inc. (D. Del.; Bankr. D. Del.). Represented Avaya, a leading provider of business communication solutions, in copyright infringement, breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation suits against SNMP Research Inc. and SNMP Research International Inc.; the case concerned whether Avaya Inc. infringed SNMP Research's copyrights and whether the success of Avaya's products and services was attributable to the alleged infringement; the parties reached a mutual settlement for all disputes prior to trial
- The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
- New York University, M.S., Organic Chemistry
- Cornell University, B.A., Chemistry
- New York
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020, 2021