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Allison L. Ko


Allison L. Ko


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Allison drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the biomedical, biochemical, chemical, electrochemical and mechanical arts.
  • Allison also interfaces with international law firms to manage and direct prosecution of patent applications across the world.


  •  Allison has been with Dority & Manning since 2011.
  • Allison’s research and industry experience includes study of biodegradable polymers used as scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, and development of autologous tissues through the use of biodegradable materials and patients’ own healthy cells.
  • She was involved in activities such as cell culture optimization, biomaterial development, and bioreactor design, and also managed a team that completed her employer’s first phase-II clinical trial.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Virginia Commonwealth University (B.S., Biomedical Engineering, magna cum laude 2002); Virginia Commonwealth University (M.S., Biomedical Engineering 2005); Wake Forest University (J.D., 2011).
  • Civic and Community Service: Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Bar Association; Wake Forest University School of Law Young Alumni Board; Junior League of Greenville.
  • Honors: Notes and Comments Editor, Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law; Moot Court Board; Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society); Alpha Eta Mu Beta (National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society); New York State Bar Association Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Winner; CALI Book Awards in Legal Research & Writing I, Decedents’ Estates & Trusts, Business Drafting, Advanced Legal Research.
  • Publications:  Bruce AT, Sangha N, Richmond A, Johnson, Jones S, Spencer T, Ludlow JW, “Use of Iodixanol Self-Generated Density Gradients to Enrich for Viable Urothelial Cells from Nonneurogenic and Neurogenic Bladder Tissue.” Tissue Eng Part C: Methods 16(1):33-40 (February 2010); Allison Leigh Richmond, “Scrutinizing the Shipwreck Salvage Standard: Should a Salvor Be Rewarded for Locating Historic Treasure?”, 23 N.Y. Int’l L. Rev. 109 (2010).
  • Poster Presentations: Allison Faucette, “Electrospun Polydioxanone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: Cell Proliferation and Collagen Production,” Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience Hilton Head Workshop, March 9-13, 2005; Allison Faucette, “Electrospun Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Composed of Poly(lactic acid) and Polycaprolactone,” Tissue Engineering Conference in Switzerland, February 23-27, 2002.