Anne's practice concentrates on patent prosecution. Her experience focuses on representing clients in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in a number of different technology areas, including computer software, medical devices, athletic apparel, healthcare applications, telecommunications, and mechanical arts. Her practice includes the analysis of patentability as well as patent infringement and validity analysis. Anne also has experience in counseling clients on compliance with employee invention laws in other countries including, among others, Korea, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

Before law school, Anne received her medical degree from the University of Kansas and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as a third-year medical student. She was also recognized with the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation for a female student graduating in the top 10 percent of her class and the Merck Manual Award for a senior student demonstrating outstanding scholastic achievement.

Anne holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction in chemistry from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she was a Curator’s Scholar, an outstanding freshman and senior in chemistry, and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board honor societies.


Anne R. Hannah, A Look Into the Magic Eight Ball: Would Health Courts Survive Judicial Scrutiny in Missouri? “Signs Point to Yes,” 77 UMKC L. Rev. 811 (2009).