Anna Quinn focuses her practice on intellectual property matters and is a founding member of Avant Law Group. As a registered patent attorney, she counsels clients in all areas of patent portfolio management in the U.S. and abroad, including drafting and prosecuting patents covering a wide variety of technologies. Her specialties are in technologies related to the chemical and mechanical arts, including automotive systems and components, adhesives, anti-break technologies, lifting equipment, sanitation systems, fertilizers, asphalt, wearable products, oil and gas systems and components, computer methods, and artificial turf.

She has experience with post-AIA review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, specifically inter partes reviews, and has aided in the preparation, analysis, drafting, and prosecution of multiple inter partes reviews covering several technology areas.

 

Anna also assists clients with due diligence and licensing for all types of intellectual property, and she has a significant trademark and copyright practice. Her trademark experience includes conducting trademark clearance searches, prosecuting trademark applications, and representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

 

Anna has taught Patent Prosecution as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, and she authors articles on intellectual property legal issues. Recent features are in Traffic & Transit and Asphalt Pro.

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Kansas State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2010

Court Memberships

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honors

  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2019-2020
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Knight of St. Patrick, Kansas State College of Engineering, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Society of Women Engineers – Kansas City Chapter

Community Involvement

  • Blue Valley CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies), Mentor, 2015-2020
  • KC STEM Alliance Senior Capstone Projects, Judge, 2017-2019
  • JDRF, Volunteer
  • Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Member

Publications

  • Referenced in, Staff Report, Ex-Lathrop GPM Attorneys Form New IP Firm in Kansas, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, May 1, 2020
  • Referenced in, Chris Adams, Three Lathrop GPM Attorneys Leave to Start IP Boutique, IP Stars News and Analysis, April 20, 2020
  • Referenced in, Mike LaSusa, Lathrop Trio Depart BigLaw to Found New IP Firm, Law360, April 16, 2020
  • Referenced in, James Dornbrook, Three Lathrop GPM Attorneys Leave to Form New IP Firm, Kansas City Business Journal, April 16, 2020
  • Referenced in, Tiffany Hu, PTAB Panel Won’t Budge on Having Pending Trials Stop IPRs, Law360, April 7, 2020
  • Referenced in, Tiffany Hu, Status of District Court Case Shouldn’t Affect IPRs, Precedential Opinion Panel Told, Law360, March 11, 2020
  • Co-author, Patently Innovating, Traffic & Transit, May 2, 2018
  • Co-author, Innovation in the Asphalt Industry: Part 3 – How to Get Federal Protection, Asphalt Pro, August 28, 2017
  • Co-author, Innovation in the Asphalt Industry: Part 2 – How to Get from Prototype to Production, Asphalt Pro, July 25, 2017
  • Co-author, Innovation in the Asphalt Industry: Part 1 – How to Take Your Idea to the Next Level, Asphalt Pro, June 26, 2017
  • Quoted in, 2015-2016 Annual Report, Washburn Business & Transactional Law Center, 2016

Presentations

  • Speaker, Patent Issues for Makers and Creators, Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City (GEWKC), Kansas City, MO, November 2019
  • Speaker, Patents 101, University of Missouri-Kansas City, College of Engineering, Overland Park, KS, October 2019, October 2018, October 2017, October 2016, October 2015, October 2014, October 2013
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs, KC STEM Alliance Make it Real Workshop, Kansas City, MO, June 2019, June 2018, June 2017
  • Speaker, Trade Secrets and Nondisclosure Agreements, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization National Conference, Kansas City, MO, November 2018
  • Panelist, Washburn University Intellectual Property Society, Topeka, KS, April 2018