With more than 35 years of professional legal experience, Anne brings a broad range of knowledge to her clients and peers. Anne has focused on intellectual property (IP), government contracts, and patent law throughout her career. Like most attorneys, she thrives on cultivating successful conflict resolutions between multiple parties and endeavors to do her best to bring order to society, whether those conflicts are personal or professional.
Anne has worked extensively with the U.S. Government on government contracts. She knows the intricacies of federal procurement actions, from requesting proposals and evaluating offers/bids from contractors to administering contracts and negotiating dispute settlements with contractors. This gives Anne a unique insight into the government contracts world. She understands the strategies employed by the Government and can anticipate rebuttals. Her expertise in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) further aids her clients engaged in government contracts. This knowledge is beneficial as she can quickly identify the rules and regulations a government solicitation must follow. By better informing her clients of the rules and regulations the Government must follow in these contracts, they are more aware of the issues that may arise and how they can protect their rights.
Many government contracts involve IP rights and the protection of those rights. Anne has a broad knowledge of commercial and non-commercial technical data and computer software rights and licensing, including correctly categorizing technical data and computer software rights, providing licensing guidance, and aiding in the assertion of restrictions. When disputes arise, Anne recognizes the challenges a business embroiled in litigation can face. As such, Anne works closely with her clients every step of the way to find a favorable resolution on their behalf. Her extensive knowledge of IP law, including IP transactions, combined with her government contract knowledge, makes her a strong ally when conducting business with the Government.
Throughout her career, Anne has shared her vast legal knowledge with law students in the United States and worldwide. Anne spent several years teaching university-level law within the United States and was invited to be a law professor at several foreign universities. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Anne conducted advanced legal research and taught classes on intellectual property (IP) law in Korea. Years later, she was invited back to Korea as a professor in the Master of Intellectual Property program at the Seoul National University School of Law in South Korea, where she shared her considerable knowledge of U.S. Copyright Law through her intensive seminar that 170 law students attended. Anne was also a Fulbright Specialist in Contract Law and taught Contract Law in Tunisia at a Tunisian university.
Additionally, Anne successfully wrote and prosecuted nearly 100 patent applications resulting in issued patents. Many of these patents resulted from government-owned inventions and inventions made and reported by contractors under government contracts. Additionally, she provided patent guidance to scientists and engineers to protect their innovations
Anne has around 100 patent applications resulting in issued patents.
Anne is a highly sought-after speaker.
Invited Lecturer at the Master of Intellectual Property program (Joint effort by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Seoul National University) at the Seoul National University School of Law, South Korea. Summer, 2013.
Several years as a professor of Government Contract Law at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Professional training: Government Contract Law. Federal Bar Association. December 2021
Continuing Legal Education: Government Contract Law.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
Anne has participated in numerous professional organizations and events and has been professionally recognized.
Fulbright Senior Scholar (Korea, 2002)
Fulbright Senior Specialist (Tunisia, 2006)
Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (2022)
- Juris Doctor, 1981: University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, 1978: University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Ala.
- Alabama State Bar (under Hay Kyung Chang)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (under Hay Kyung Chang)
- All State Courts in Alabama