ALLISON SCHMITT focuses her practice on patent litigation and patent counseling issues, specializing in complex patent litigation involving pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology, medical devices and consumer electronics. Allison has represented several major pharmaceutical companies in cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, in multiple stages of litigation. Allison also assists clients with pre-litigation and transactional intellectual property due diligence.
Prior to joining Sidley, Allison was an associate at an international law firm, where her practice focused on intellectual property litigation.
Before practicing law, Allison served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and to the Honorable Stanley R. Chesler at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She holds a PhD in chemistry from Duke University, where her research focused on bioorganic chemistry and physical biochemistry questions.