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 prosecution, counseling, and litigation. She is actively involved in advising and prosecuting client patent portfolios in the U.S. and worldwide in areas ranging from pharmaceuticals, food science, and chemistry, to material science and consumer products. Ms. Palma also counsels clients in validity, infringement, and patentability analyses for this wide range of technologies, with a particular interest in the fields of chemical and food science products.

Ms. Palma also has experience in all facets of litigation and has represented a diverse client base in all of her technical areas. 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 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.