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.
Ms. Palma’s representative experience includes:
- Obtaining jury verdict of infringement and award of $15.8 million on behalf of software company in a patent infringement suit in the Northern District of Illinois.
- Obtaining summary judgment of patent noninfringement and invalidity for a major medical device manufacturer.
- Representing several global pharmaceutical companies in ANDA litigations.
- Preparing, prosecuting, and obtaining patent applications for food science, consumer product, and software clients.
- Preparing and defending several inter partes review (IPR) petitions for major pharmaceutical corporations.
Palma, A.C., Mohan, R.S. Iron(III) p-toluenesulfonate catalyzed synthesis of homoallyl ethers from acetals and aldehydes. Tetrahedron Letters. 2007. 48, 8665-8667.
Palma, A.C., Mohan, R.S. Environment friendly organic synthesis using bismuth compounds. An efficient method for carbonyl-ene reactions catalyzed by bismuth triflate. Tetrahedron Letters. 2005. 46, 7747-7750.