Allison Harms is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Ms. Harms’ practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, both state and federal, at the trial and appellate levels, with a primary focus on patent litigation.
Ms. Harms has experience in various stages of patent litigation including pre-suit investigations, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial. She has assisted in infringement and invalidity contentions, claim construction, expert discovery, discovery management, depositions, and various briefing at the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial stages, including discovery motions, summary judgment, motions in limine, motions for reconsideration, motions for judgment as a matter of law, as well as drafted appellate briefing in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Ninth Circuit. She has argued motions in court, including a motion for default judgment and a motion for summary judgment. Ms. Harms has litigated a variety of patented technologies, including speech transcoding, hard disk drives, wireless data transfer, liquid crystal displays, semiconductor processing, organic light emitting diode displays, dental implants and abutments, medical stents, automotive design, and network communications.
In addition to her work in patent litigation, Ms. Harms also has experience in other areas of intellectual property including trade secret litigation, as well as trademark and copyright litigation and enforcement.
Ms. Harms’ received her JD from University of California, Hastings College of Law. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of San Diego.