Chantelle D. Ankerman
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Chantelle Ankerman is an associate in the Intellectual Property group in Axinn’s Hartford office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, particularly in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and wireless communication. Chantelle has litigated patent infringement cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act and before the International Trade Commission, as well as complex antitrust and commercial litigation matters. Chantelle also has experience drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications in relation to an assortment of medical device, electrical, mechanical, and computer technologies. She received her undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Connecticut, and her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as a Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Law Review.

Professional Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Young Lawyers Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • - Intellectual Property Law and Young Lawyers Divisions
  • - Women in IP Law Action Group

Experience

  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action concerning roughly two dozen patents from three patent families directed to a rifamycin antibacterial.
  • Represented life sciences company in $12.5 billion merger.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action involving an immunomodulator injection.
  • Represented generic pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action involving a boronic acid proteasome inhibitor.
  • Represented pro bono client seeking assistance with website Terms of Use / Privacy Policy.

Honors

University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Human Rights and Intellectual Property Law, Admiralty Law

Thought Leadership

Education

  • JD – University of Connecticut School of Law (2017)
  • BS, cum laude – University of Connecticut (2004)

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US District Court District of Connecticut

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