Ann G. Schoen
Ann is chairperson of the intellectual property department and practices in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation and patent prosecution. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, she worked as in-house patent counsel at General Electric.
Frost Brown Todd, Cincinnati, Ohio
1/02 - Present
Member, Intellectual Property Department
11/00 - 12/01
Frost & Jacobs, Cincinnati, Ohio
10/95 - 11/00
Associate, Intellectual Property Department
Practice directed to all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular concentration in litigation and patent prosecution.
Participated in litigation of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases, in state and federal courts, involving steel processing, food dyes, air knives, electronic high-security locks, automotive parts, computer software and telecommunications products and services.
Drafted and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications in the chemical, biotechnical and mechanical arts, including subject matter areas involving steel manufacturing, ink jet printers, mechanical devices, biochemistry, and medical devices.
General Electric Co.
Corporate Research and Development
Schenectady, New York
Attorney – Patent and Legal Operation,
10/94 - 9/95
Highlights & Recognitions
- Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2011-2017
- The Best Lawyers in America©, 2013-2018
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Cincinnati - Litigation - Patent, Lawyer of the Year, 2017
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Supreme Court issues opinion in Alice v. CLS:
- Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments
- Supreme Court hears oral argument in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank: When are inventions too abstract to be patented?
- Myriad Supreme Court Decision - cDNA, but not Isolated DNA, is Patent Eligible Subject Matter
- A New Way to Secure European Patent Rights is on the Horizon
- Federal Circuit Expands Potential Liability for Inducing Infringement of Patented Methods
- Supreme Court Rules Law of Nature Not Patentable in Mayo v. Prometheus
- CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc.
- Federal Circuit Tightens Requirements for Inequitable Conduct in Therasense
- Defusing the Open Source Storm
- Bilski v. Kappos: Supreme Court Refuses to Prohibit Software, Business Method, and Medical Diagnostic Method Patents
- Federal Circuit Analyzes The False Marking Statute
- ALP: Do we need to patent protect our new product or process?
- 161 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
- Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Chambers USA®
- FBT Pittsburgh Gearing up for Expansion
- 168 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017
- Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA®
- Frost Brown Todd Recognized Among the World’s Top Trademark Firms
- 175 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016
- 65 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA®
- Frost Brown Todd Listed Among the World’s Top Trademark Firms
- 175 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015
- 63 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Chambers USA®
- ThyssenKrupp Elevator Wins Patent Infringement Case
- Frost Brown Todd Female Attorneys Recognized
- 172 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Best Lawyers®
- 67 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Chambers USA®
- 167 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Best Lawyers®
- 57 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Recognized in 2011 Chambers USA®