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Anna Quinn
Patent Attorney

Anna Quinn

Patent Attorney


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Kansas State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2010


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


  • Ranked by Chambers USA, 2022-2023
  • Business TodayTop Ten Most Influential Intellectual Property Lawyers in Kansas, 2023
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Women’s Justice Award – Innovation & Technology, 2021
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2019-2023
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Knight of St. Patrick, Kansas State College of Engineering, 2010

Anna Quinn focuses her practice on intellectual property matters and is a member of Avek IP, LLC. As a registered patent attorney, she counsels clients in all areas of patent portfolio management in the U.S. and abroad, including drafting and prosecuting patents covering a wide variety of technologies. Her specialties are in technologies related to the chemical and mechanical arts, including automotive systems and components, adhesives, anti-break technologies, lifting equipment, sanitation systems, fertilizers, asphalt, wearable products, oil and gas systems and components, computer methods, and artificial turf.

She has experience with post-AIA review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, specifically inter partes reviews, and has aided in the preparation, analysis, drafting, and prosecution of multiple inter partes reviews covering several technology areas.

Anna also assists clients with due diligence and licensing for all types of intellectual property, and she has a significant trademark and copyright practice. Her trademark experience includes conducting trademark clearance searches, prosecuting trademark applications, and representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Anna has taught Patent Prosecution as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, and she authors articles on intellectual property legal issues. She spent over ten years at a national law firm and was a founding member of Avant Law Group, a predecessor to Avek IP.


“Anna Quinn is called upon by clients for her wide-ranging strengths in portfolio management matters, including handling due diligence in M&A transactions and advising on IP litigation.”
Chambers and Partners


  • Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Society of Women Engineers – Kansas City Chapter


  • Blue Valley CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies), Mentor, 2015-2020
  • KC STEM Alliance Senior Capstone Projects, Judge, 2017-2019
  • JDRF, Volunteer
  • Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Member


  • Referenced in, Professional Recognition, Kansas City Business Journal, March 14, 2023
  • Referenced in, Staff Report, Ex-Lathrop GPM Attorneys Form New IP Firm in Kansas, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, May 1, 2020
  • Referenced in, Chris Adams, Three Lathrop GPM Attorneys Leave to Start IP Boutique, IP Stars News and Analysis, April 20, 2020
  • Referenced in, Mike LaSusa, Lathrop Trio Depart BigLaw to Found New IP Firm, Law360, April 16, 2020
  • Referenced in, James Dornbrook, Three Lathrop GPM Attorneys Leave to Form New IP Firm, Kansas City Business Journal, April 16, 2020
  • Referenced in, Tiffany Hu, PTAB Panel Won’t Budge on Having Pending Trials Stop IPRs, Law360, April 7, 2020
  • Referenced in, Tiffany Hu, Status of District Court Case Shouldn’t Affect IPRs, Precedential Opinion Panel Told, Law360, March 11, 2020
  • Co-author, Patently Innovating, Traffic & Transit, May 2, 2018
  • Co-author, Innovation in the Asphalt Industry: Part 3 – How to Get Federal Protection, Asphalt Pro, August 28, 2017
  • Co-author, Innovation in the Asphalt Industry: Part 2 – How to Get from Prototype to Production, Asphalt Pro, July 25, 2017
  • Co-author, Innovation in the Asphalt Industry: Part 1 – How to Take Your Idea to the Next Level, Asphalt Pro, June 26, 2017
  • Quoted in, 2015-2016 Annual Report, Washburn Business & Transactional Law Center, 2016


  • Panelist, Intellectual Property Practice in the Age of Emerging Technologies, University of Washburn School of Law, Topeka, KS, November 2023
  • Panelist, A Day in the Life of an Intellectual Property Attorney, University of Washburn IP Law Society, Topeka, KS, November 2023
  • Speaker, Identifying and Protecting Intellectual Property, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Kansas City, MO, November 2022
  • Speaker, Patent Law for Engineers: Managing & Preserving U.S. Patent Rights, Halfmoon Education, Live Interactive Webinar, February 2022
  • Speaker, Patent Issues for Makers and Creators, Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City (GEWKC), Kansas City, MO, November 2019
  • Speaker, Patents 101, University of Missouri-Kansas City, College of Engineering, Overland Park, KS, October 2019, October 2018, October 2017, October 2016, October 2015, October 2014, October 2013
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Issues for Entrepreneurs, KC STEM Alliance Make it Real Workshop, Kansas City, MO, June 2019, June 2018, June 2017
  • Speaker, Trade Secrets and Nondisclosure Agreements, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization National Conference, Kansas City, MO, November 2018
  • Panelist, Washburn University Intellectual Property Society, Topeka, KS, April 2018