Ann M. Cannoni, CLP is an Intellectual Property attorney and Certified Licensing Professional with over 30 years of experience in patent strategy, preparation, protection and litigation in the chemical and mechanical fields, with an emphasis in pharmaceutical, polymer, and organic chemistry and medical devices. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and is President-Elect for LES USA/CA for 2023-2024.
Before joining The Webb Law Firm, Ann served as Senior Director-Patents for Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical Corporation, where she was in charge of all chemistry patent activities. Her responsibilities included product life-cycle management, patent application preparation and prosecution, preparation of patentability, infringement and validity opinions, due diligence for licensing, docketing and budgeting, as well as attorney and staff supervision.
Earlier, as Assistant Counsel-Coatings & Resins for the Automotive OEM and Aerospace Business Units of PPG Industries, Inc., Ann supervised all Intellectual Property activities for these business units. Prior assignments included conducting similar activities for the Fiberglass and Biomedical Business Units.
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Certified Licensing Professional
District of Columbia, 1992
Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., J.D. 1990
1989 Winner of Miller Cup Moot Court Competition and Best Brief
1990 Sutherland Cup Finalist and Best Brief
Staff Member, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 1985 B.S.
Major: Chemical Engineering
Honors: National Merit Scholarship
Professional Associations and Memberships
Licensing Executive Society – Board of Directors
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association
Past Employment Positions
Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical Corporation, Senior Director-Patents, Kenilworth, New Jersey, 2000-2004
PPG Industries, Inc., Assistant Counsel-Coatings & Resins, Automotive OEM and Aerospace Business Units, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1993-2000
Panitch, Schwarze, Jacobs and Nadel, Patent Attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1990-1993
U.S. Department of Justice, Intellectual Property Staff, Commercial Litigation, Civil Division, Washington, D.C, 1988