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Anne M. Reynolds, Ph.D.



Anne serves as a partner and advisor to companies seeking to establish and protect intellectual property in the global marketplace. She focuses on patent applications, patentability searches, and patent prosecution in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Clients value Anne’s attention to detail, as well as her thoughtful analyses of opportunities and matters.

Anne’s experience with intellectual property issues is broad within the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. She has successfully prepared and prosecuted patent applications for the following:

  • Small molecule drugs
  • Pharmaceutical formulations
  • Inorganic metal complexes
  • Polysaccharides
  • Polymers
  • Nanoparticles
  • Fluorescence labeling and assay systems
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Cosmetic and personal care formulations
  • Cleaning compositions
  • Catalysts
  • Coatings

Anne’s work includes innovations that have helped advance treatment for the following diseases and conditions: 

  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Obesity
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Ocular disorders
  • Hair loss


Anne works with a range of clients, including: 

  • Start-up and small businesses
  • Mid-size biotechnology companies
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Universities

Representative matters include: 

  • Prepares new patent applications and directs worldwide prosecution of a portfolio of small-molecule pharmaceutical cases for a university-affiliated drug discovery center
  • Assisted with a freedom-to-operate analysis for a new product to determine whether two competitors could successfully block the sale the product
  • Advised client as to which of two suppliers was in a stronger position with respect to their intellectual property covering the process used to make a component of a new product. Analysis helped the client choose a supplier and provided the basis of an informed decision as to whether to purchase the stronger company’s intellectual property

Prior to joining the firm, Anne worked as a patent agent at a Boston-area law firm. Her practice included preparation and prosecution of patent applications for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Anne also completed patentability searches, and she assisted with freedom-to-operate and due diligence projects. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005-2008
  • Chair, Gordon Research Conference: Graduate Research Seminar in Bioinorganic Chemistry, 2006
  • Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2003-2004
  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2000-2003
  • University of Minnesota Graduate Research Fellowship, 1999-2000
  • Northwestern University Chemistry Department Scholar Award, 1999

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Chemical Society



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