Ann Marie Wahls

Ann Marie Wahls is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. She has extensive experience in high-stakes intellectual property business disputes with a focus on complex, multi-patent litigation matters.

Ms. Wahls has 15 years of experience litigating patent infringement matters across a range of industries. She has particular litigation and trial experience in biotechnology, oil and gas, automotive products, medical devices and cellular industries. She regularly handles high-profile matters for both plaintiffs and defendants that involve key portfolio patents and products. She has litigated and tried both bench and jury trials in US federal courts and before the International Trade Commission.

Ms. Wahls also has significant experience litigating federal Lanham Act false advertising and state-based unfair competition cases. She routinely provides legal guidance and advice to clients regarding intellectual property strategies, including competitor patent review, product design and advertising.

Ms. Wahls is a member of the firm’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee. She also is a board member of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).

  • "The Aftermath of State Street Bank & Trust v. Signature Financial Group: Effects of United States Electronic Commerce Business Method Patentability on International Legal And Economic Systems," 50 DePaul L. Rev. 313 (2000)
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of Fumarate-Based Polyesters for Use in Bioresorbable Bone Cement Composites," 66 J. Applied Polymer Sci. 1123 (1997)