Hissan Anis


Hissan is an electrical engineer with over a decade of experience as an intellectual property attorney. He provides strategic patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret counseling to a wide range of public and private companies. Hissan is a founding member of Avant Law Group.


In patent prosecution, Hissan focuses on electrical, mechanical, and software applications. Example technologies include: gas turbines; aircraft and automobile parts; shipping labels, cards, and other printable products; smart thermostats; oil well drilling technologies; bullets; earphones; seat covers; lighting systems; portable and large scale power generation systems; radar systems; vehicle navigation systems; agricultural devices; printers; regenerative dryers; and several different types of computer implemented methods.

Hissan has substantial experience with AIA post grant proceedings, and has represented clients in dozens of inter partes reviews.


Hissan also routinely counsels clients on intellectual property litigation matters, particularly in cases involving infringement, enforcement, and licensing issues. Prior to founding Avant, Hissan was a partner at an Am Law 200 firm. Before law school, Hissan worked in the transmission and distribution group of a national engineering consulting firm. Hissan has also worked as a programmer for a microelectronic solutions company.


In his free time, Hissan enjoys spending time with his three kids, and playing tennis, pool, and ping pong.


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Kansas, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2005


  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2019
  • CALI Awards for highest grades in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Copyright Law and Digital Media, Islamic Law, and Practice in Kansas
  • Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Articles Editor and Senior Staff Articles Editor
  • Graduated first in batch and third in class in electrical engineering

Court Memberships

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


  • Panelist, “Diversity and Inclusion issues facing IP practitioners,” LAKC IP CLE, March 4, 2020
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property Fundamentals for the Engineering Law seminar,” Halfmoon Education, November 28, 2018
  • Panelist, “Strategies for Protecting Environmental Innovation and Your Company’s Brand,” Air & Waste Management Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, June 27, 2018
  • Speaker, “The Latest Changes in U.S. Patent Law: How They Affect Intellectual Property Strategies,” 2016 Strategies in Light LED Show, March 2016


  • “Recent Federal Circuit Decision Could Change the Game for Inter Partes Review Petitions,” Lathrop Gage Client Alert, January 23, 2017
  • “Supreme Court Affirms USPTO Claim Construction Test,” Lathrop Gage Client Alert, June 20, 2016
  • “New Rules for Patent Validity Challenges: What You Need to Know,” Lathrop Gage Client Alert, April 5, 2016