Ann C. Palma

Intellectual Property Law, Patent & Trademark Litigation

Ann C. Palma (

Ann C. Palma is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Ms. Palma’s practice covers many areas of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation, counseling, and prosecution. In particular, Ms. Palma has significant experience in all facets of litigation and has represented a diverse client base, with a concentration in matters involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and software. Her practice also includes inter partes review (IPR) and post grant review procedures before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Palma also maintains an active patent and trademark prosecution practice, preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications on behalf of clients worldwide. She has experience drafting patent applications in the pharmaceutical, consumer product, food science, material science, and chemical areas. Ms. Palma also provides technological advice in support of validity, infringement, and patentability analyses for a wide range of technologies, with a particular interest in the field of chemical consumer products.

Ms. Palma currently serves as a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Ms. Palma had professional experience at BP America, Inc. and Human Genome Sciences, Inc.

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