Ann received her Bachelors of Science in Physics from Georgetown University. After graduation, and while working at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as a patent examiner, she began to pursue a law degree at the George Washington University School of Law, specializing in Intellectual Property.
Ann worked as as a patent examiner for 4 years reviewing and approving patent applications. During this time, she gained invaluable knowledge on how the USPTO operates and enjoys sharing her personal knowledge with her clients to help them obtain their own patents. Leaving the USPTO, she joined the Clerk's Office of the U.S. Supreme Court, where she reviewed petitions for writ of certiorari and became more immersed in the world of law.
After graduating from law school, Ann joined Fitzptrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (FCHS). While at FCHS, she successfully prosecuted patent applications for large international corporations. She then joined Finnegan, where she became a patent litigator, specifically focusing on litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC).