Working seamlessly with in-house legal teams, scientists, and patent examiners, Annie King 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 chemistry, and experience with pharmaceuticals, formulations, polymers, and synthetic 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. Clients rely on Annie to advise them on a global scale on how best to leverage and protect their patent rights in markets worldwide.  

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.  

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

Pro bono activities

In her pro bono practice, Annie 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.