Anna’s extensive litigation experience includes jury trials, evidentiary hearings, Markman briefings and hearings, summary judgment proceedings, Federal Circuit appeals, International Trade Commission Section 337 investigations, and participating in mediation and settlement negotiations. She has litigated claims in all areas of intellectual property, including utility and design patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trade secret infringement, copyright infringement, and intellectual property licensing. In addition to her focus on biomedical and life science technologies, Anna has worked on a wide range of technologies, including computer software, food science, agricultural and manufacturing technologies, and LCD chip technology, and has experience litigating Standard Essential Patents.
Anna also assists with patent and trademark prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Anna's prior experience includes serving as an intellectual property attorney for a nationwide litigation-focused law firm.
Legal Alert: Component vs. Complete-the US Supreme Court imposes extraterritorial lost profits damages on parties that violate section 271(f) (June 25, 2018)
On June 22, 2018, the US Supreme Court clarified the scope of permissible patent damages awards by holding that when a party is found liable under35 U.S.C. 271(f) for exporting components of a ...
Legal Alert: A pilot no longer-The 100-day provision becomes a fixture and other new rules from the US International Trade Commission (June 7, 2018)
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has recently amended its rules governing section 337 unfair trade practice investigations. The amendments formally add the 100-day program, ...
Legal Alert: Mandamus for the rest of us-The Federal Circuit continues its trend of clarifying patent venue post-TC Heartland (May 18, 2018)
On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court fundamentally narrowed patent venue by unanimously holding in TC Heartland that patent holders must follow the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. 1400(b), which ...
Legal Alert: Stayin' alive-What’s next for IPRs after Oil States and SAS (April 27, 2018)
On April 24, 2018, the US Supreme Court decided two important cases that directly impact inter partes reviews (IPRs) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and patent litigation as a whole. ...
Legal Alert: “Not so fast . . .”: Eastern District of Texas Adopts Approach that Narrows Impact of TC Heartland (July 13, 2017)
When the US Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland was published, many patent practitioners thought that the decision would adversely affect the Eastern District of Texas, a popular venue for ...
Legal Alert: Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Says You Can Register &%$ !* (June 20, 2017)
On June 19, 2017, the US Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam unanimously affirmed a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, which precludes ...
Legal Alert: Tick Tock-Website Owners Face Deadline to Preserve Liability Safe Harbor (April 18, 2017)
All owners of websites accessible in the United States need to be aware of new rules that directly control a website owner’s potential liability for copyright infringement. On December 1, 2016, the ...
Legal Alert: Supreme Court Limits 271(f)(1) Overseas Infringement Reach: More than One Exported Component Required for Offshore Manufacturing Liability (February 23, 2017)
Summary The US Supreme Court held in Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp., Slip No. 14-1538 (Feb. 22, 2017) that supplying a single component of a multi-component invention manufactured abroad does not ...
Legal Alert: A Smaller Bite for Apple? Supreme Court Limits Damages for Design Patent Infringement (December 8, 2016)
In a case reversing a $399 million damages award to Apple, the U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that an “article of manufacture” under the design patent damages statute can be anything from an ...
New Year’s IP Resolutions for Companies (January 4, 2018)
It’s that time of year again - a new calendar on your desk and a list of resolutions to try and keep! In their article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Ann Fort, Anna Halsey and Rob Kohse ...
Eleventh Circuit Weighs in on Circuit Split Defining Copyright Registration (May 24, 2017)
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