Allison Gaul is Legal Counsel at Boston Consulting Group, where she evaluates digital products with an eye toward intellectual property strategy, value creation, and legal risk identification and mitigation. Allison is a registered patent attorney with experience in developing and pursuing global patent strategies. She also provides clients with privacy compliance strategy and data sharing policy guidance. She has significant experience and comfort working with innovations directed to innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, fintech, Internet of Things, drones/UAVs, telecommunications, and augmented reality.
Before joining the BCG, Allison practiced as a patent attorney at both large and small law firms. 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. She 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.
Allison has a BS in Applied Mathematics from Appalachian State University and minors in Computer Science, Computational Physics, and Astronomy. She graduated from the Temple University Beasley School of law. 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.