Anna L. Hatt


Expertise and Experience

Anna has a technical background in chemistry.  She enjoys handling a wide variety of subject matter, including food production and 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.  She is experienced in the EPO’s new arrangements for videoconference hearings adopted under Covid.  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, and an NHS trust.  Many of her clients are based in the Nordic region.

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.  She edits a monthly update on UK patent case law for the CIPA journal.  She was recognised for this with a CIPA Journal Editor's Award.

Anna designs and runs training courses on patent skills 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.  


Anna is recommended for patents in The Legal 500 UK 2022 edition.  The guide notes that Anna is well regarded for her "expert knowledge and ability to overcome problems".  Clients say: "We work with Anna Hatt and Deborah Selden. Both are solidly reliable and knowledgeable with sharp minds, able to understand technical matters in depth and apply what is needed for success. They also don’t shy away from finding extra prior art etc when there are gaps in the argumentation. Anna plans well ahead and acts immediately on all matters, such that you really feel safe that everything and all angles of a case will have been properly considered and dealt with."  

Anna is also recommended as an IP Patent Star by Managing Intellectual Property 2021. 

IAM Patent 1000 recommended Anna for the first time in 2021.  Clients stated that “chemistry ace Anna Hatt matches portfolio management acumen with skill in oppositions before the EPO; she is especially valued by clients from the Nordic region”.

Professional Qualifications
European Patent Attorney 2004
Chartered Patent Attorney 2005

Academic Qualifications

MChem, Merton College, University of Oxford 2000