Anna Hally

Life Sciences
Senior Associate

BA (Hons.) Natural Science; M.Sc. Management of Intellectual Property; European Patent Attorney; Chartered Patent Attorney (UK); Registered Patent Agent (Ireland); European Design Attorney

Anna is a European, UK and Irish Patent attorney based in our Dublin office.

She practices in technologies in the general Life Sciences area, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and food technology. Anna also has expertise in Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and Plant Variety Right issues. Anna has gained significant experience dealing with clients ranging in size from universities, spin-out companies to major multinational companies. During her career Anna has enjoyed being directly responsible for the patent portfolios of several major multinational companies.

Anna is the Irish Representative on the European Patent Institute (epi) EPO Biotech Committee which meets annually with the EPO Biotech Directors. She has been acknowledged by Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s for patent prosecution and her expertise in life sciences in IAM Patent 1000 2015 and IAM Patent 1000 2016.

Anna’s career path has been varied and interesting, giving her a wide range of experiences to draw on. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with an honours degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Genetics. This gave her a broad expertise in the field of Natural Science, with detailed experience and knowledge of a range of fields from biotechnology and molecular biology to plant science and biochemistry. In her final year she carried out an extensive laboratory project at the Wellcome Ocular Genetics laboratory, attempting to localise a gene for age-related macular degeneration. She added to her academic qualifications with a M.Sc. in the Management of Intellectual Property from the University of London. Anna spent almost ten years in London working in private practice. Anna returned to Ireland in late 2005.
This insight has added to her breadth of experience and expertise.



8 October 2015 - Supplementary Protection Certificates in Ireland – expected change of practice before the Irish Patents Office

6 July 2015 - BIO Briefings – a flavour of BIO 2015 International Convention Philadelphia


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