Ann R. O’Neill

Ann’s passion for technology, innovation, and problem-solving lead her to a career in Intellectual Property Law after many years as a senior executive in the automotive industry. A welcome challenge, Ann enjoys that her practice allows her to combine a logic-based legal mindset with the creative thinking needed to protect technology’s newest innovations and develop robust intellectual property strategies for creators and fellow engineers.

For Ann, the most rewarding aspect of her work is collaborating with inventors and organizations to protect their intellectual property as they bring their ideas to market. Her years of practical experience in engineering, manufacturing, and business enable her to build strong and meaningful relationships with clients and to ensure her legal approach aligns with their strategic visions and goals. She especially enjoys helping new inventors and small startups navigate the complex world of intellectual property law.

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Learn, add value, and have fun. That’s my personal and professional motto, and my gauge for all I do. As a patent attorney I learn about fascinating new inventions every day. Working with clients to solve tough challenges and achieve success is fun and adds value for the client, which I truly enjoy.

Practice Areas

  • Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting
  • IP Litigation
  • Licensing & Monetization
  • Patents
  • Portfolio Management
  • Post Grant Proceedings
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks


  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering
  • Consumer Products
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Material Science
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices


  • J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
    • magna cum laude, Detroit College of Law Scholar
  • B.S., Michigan Technological University, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
    • high honors, Tau Beta Pi
  • 2017 Women in Law Award
    • Lawyer Monthly Magazine


  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • ...
  • State of Michigan Bar
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association