Allison S. Zweng

Law Graduate

Overview

Allison Zweng is a Law Graduate in the firm’s Detroit office, where she is a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice Group.  Allison has a background in mechanical engineering.

Allison began her career with Foley as a Summer Patent Engineer, where she drafted office action responses and conducted freedom to operate and patentability analyses. During law school, Allison was a Summer Associate at Foley where she drafted a utility patent application, formulated response strategies and drafted office action responses, and performed legal research for a litigation matter.  Also while in law school, Allison was a student attorney in the Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Michigan where she helped successfully prosecute a utility patent for a mechanical technology.

Before joining Foley, Allison was a Vehicle Engineering Intern at General Motors, where she worked in Vehicle Services collecting OnStar data to understand driver behavior and assess vehicle communication.  She also designed and built a proof of concept program for image data collection from the Front Camera Module for better understanding of driver interaction with vehicle features.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2022)
    • Contributing Editor, Michigan Technology Law Review
    • Mentor, Intellectual Property Students Association
    • Recipient, Florence King Scholar in Patent Law
  • University of Michigan (B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 2019)
    • Member, Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
    • Recipient, Dean’s List, University Honors, James B. Angell Scholar, and Mechanical Engineering Spirit Award

Languages

  • Conversant in Spanish.

Admissions

  • Not admitted to practice law in any state.