Allen S. Cross
Allen joined Ropes & Gray in 2014. He is involved in assisting clients to obtain patents to protect their core technology and advising on the risk of purchasing, selling, investing in and practicing patents and technology
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Allen worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). At the USPTO, Allen examined patents relating to computer architecture. Allen completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester. His graduate studies work focused on optical characterization methods of solid state materials. Allen’s course work at the University of Rochester varied widely and includes solid state physics, photonics, computer architecture, and digital signal processing.
Additionally, Allen’s post-graduate research at the University of Virginia involved the development and fabrication of high-powered photo-diodes for the advancement of telecommunications.