Anna Whitacre concentrates her practice on intellectual property. With focused experience in patent, copyright, and trademark litigation, along with her biochemistry background, Anna works meticulously to help clients oversee and protect their intellectual property.
Anna engages in high-stakes motion practice for patent, trademark, and copyright infringement cases, including summary judgment motions, motions to dismiss, motions to transfer, motions to stay, and Daubert motions. She also assists in drafting patent owner responses and preliminary responses, as well as expert declarations, for Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Anna practiced at another Am Law 100 firm in Atlanta, where she notably worked on Section 337 investigations related to autonomous vehicle driving hardware and was actively involved in serving and responding to discovery requests, document review, and deposition preparation before the International Trade Commission (ITC). She also worked on various intellectual property matters involving various technologies and spanning numerous jurisdictions, including the Western and Southern Districts of Texas, the Northern District of California, the District of Colorado, the District of Massachusetts, the Middle District of Tennessee, and the Middle District of Florida.
During law school, Anna gained additional knowledge as a judicial extern for a Fortune 500 corporation, where she drafted numerous U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) action responses directed to point-of-sale hardware and software. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas Langstaff of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and as a law clerk for the Georgia Court of Appeals.