Anna L. Hatt


Expertise and Experience

Anna has a technical background in chemistry.  She enjoys handling a wide variety of subject matter, including food packaging, printing materials and semiconductor manufacture.  Coming from a medical family, she has a particular interest in glucose sensors and other medical devices.

Anna handles patent drafting, prosecution and opposition work and provides advice on patent infringement and validity.  She has a high success rate in opposition and appeal hearings as noted in The Legal 500 UK.  As well as representing clients at the EPO, Anna handles prosecution of international patent portfolios before overseas patent offices.  Her clients include companies from start-ups to multi-nationals, as well as universities.  Many of her clients are based in Scandinavia.

Anna has an interest in patent education.  She contributes to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts, the standard reference text for UK patent attorneys.  With her colleagues Sarah-Jane Crawford, Matthew Ng and John Hull she contributes to a monthly update on UK patent case law for the CIPA journal.  She was recognised for this with a CIPA Journal Editor's Award (2015).

Anna designs and runs courses on patent drafting for the patent department of a client.  She has co-presented webinars on European Patent law for patent attorneys outside Europe.

Anna trained and qualified at Beck Greener.  She was the highest placed UK candidate (second of all candidates) in the European Patent Office examinations. She was also awarded the Strode Prize for the highest mark in her UK Patent Practice paper.


Anna is again recommended in The Legal 500 UK.  Anna is also recommended as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property 2020. 

Professional Qualifications
European Patent Attorney 2004
Chartered Patent Attorney 2005

Academic Qualifications

MChem, Merton College, University of Oxford 2000