Anna is a registered patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience.  She has handled a variety of intellectual property matters in her career as a patent examiner at the USPTO and as a patent attorney. As an attorney, she has worked both in-house and in private practice.

Most recently, Anna was Associate General Counsel at Polypore International, LP. At Polypore, she prepared and guided the prosecution of global patent applications for two Polypore businesses, Daramic and Celgard. Anna also gained experience drafting intellectual property agreements and in invention mining techniques while at Polypore.

Anna is confident handling intellectual property matters for diverse technologies, including chemical, materials science, and mechanical. She leverages her patent office experience to provide meaningful and cost-effective intellectual property protection for her clients.

Anna has a chemistry degree from the University of Rochester, and earned her JD from George Washington University Law School while working at the USPTO. She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Community & Professional

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)

Outside Maynard Nexsen

Anna enjoys spending time with her family, especially her young son. To relax, she enjoys swimming, yoga, and cooking. 


  • State Bar: Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • *Anna is currently not licensed to practice law in NC
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