Alison Hill

Alison Hill

Minneapolis P +1 (612) 492-6207 F +1 (952) 516-5569


Ali believes that understanding the long-term goals and short-term needs of clients is at the crux of an effective litigation practice.

As an associate in Dorsey’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, Ali utilizes strategic problem solving to achieve the best possible result for her clients in and out of court. Her practice focuses on intellectual property disputes with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation. Ali has represented both domestic and international companies in a variety of industries in federal district courts, at the International Trade Commission, and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining Dorsey in 2018, Ali was an associate at an Intellectual Property and Technology law firm in Orange County.


Education & Admissions

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2014), cum laude; Note and Comment Editor, Wisconsin Law Review

University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.S., Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2011), with distinction; Covance Award (scholarship, leadership, and good citizenship)


  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


Representative Experience

  • Provides strategic counseling regarding IP matters to Facebook.
  • Defended  a warehousing and order fulfillment company accused of trademark infringement and achieved a favorable case-dispositive settlement.
  • Represented a medical device company in an action before the International Trade Commission.  After a favorable evidentiary ruling, patentee unilaterally withdrew its complaint and terminated the investigation.
  • Defended numerous pharmaceutical companies in matters arising under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and achieved favorable case-dispositive settlements.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Ambiguous Regulation and Questionable Patentability: A Toxic Future for In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices and Personalized Medicine?, Wisconsin Law Review (2013)
Alison Hill