Annie King is a high-performing, purpose-driven patent lawyer listed among the Women Worth Watching in STEM by Profiles in Diversity Journal and named a “Life Sciences Rising Star” by International Financial Law Review (2021).

Working seamlessly with in-house legal teams, scientists, and patent examiners, Annie prosecutes strong and commercially valuable patents for solo inventors, large and small pharmaceutical companies, universities, and private institutions. She manages large-scale portfolios for wide-ranging clients in the life sciences sector, including industry leaders and blockbuster-drug companies.

With deep technical knowledge in organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemistry, and experience with small molecules, pharmaceutical formulations, polymers, and industrial chemical processes, Annie excels at understanding her clients’ inventions. She analyzes their intended uses, identifies infringement risks, and then drafts and prosecutes patent applications to ensure optimal protection. She loves learning about cutting-edge technologies and helping her clients through the steps necessary to protect their assets and bring life-saving drugs to market. Clients rely on Annie to advise them on a global scale on how best to leverage and protect their patent rights in markets worldwide.

In addition to her active practice, Annie serves as a Fish group leader, mentoring junior technology specialists and lawyers and helping them develop professionally. She also has served as a reviewer and judge for the Massachusetts High School Science & Engineering Fair and has prepared and prosecuted patents for fair-winning students’ inventions.

Before joining Fish, Annie was an associate patent counsel at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, where she handled patent prosecution and conducted freedom to operate and patentability analysis. During her doctoral study at MIT, Annie gained extensive experience in the synthesis and characterization of organometallic complexes useful in olefin metathesis. She characterized compounds using NMR, mass spectrometry, and X-ray crystallography.

When she’s not at work, Annie enjoys gardening with her young children and caring for her many beautiful orchids.

Patent application

  • Richard R. Schrock, Annie J. King, Yu Zhao, Margaret M. Flook, PCT Publication No. WO/2011/040963, Highly Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis, published April 7, 2011

Professional associations

  • Boston Patent Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society