Ms Anna Hatt > Beck Greener LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Beck Greener LLP

Work Department

Partner. Patents.


Anna has a technical background in chemistry. She enjoys handling a wide variety of subject matter, including food packaging, printing materials and semiconductor manufacture. She has a particular interest in glucose sensors and other medical devices. Anna handles patent drafting, prosecution and opposition work and provides advice on patent infringement and validity. She has a high success rate in opposition and appeal hearings. As well as representing clients at the European Patent Office, Anna handles prosecution of international patent portfolios before overseas patent offices. Her clients include companies from start-ups to multinationals, as well as universities and a National Health Service trust. Many of her clients are based in Scandinavia. Anna has an interest in patent education and contributes to the ‘CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts’, the standard reference text for UK patent attorneys. She also provides a monthly update on UK patent case law for the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys journal. She was recognised for this with a CIPA Journal Editor’s Award. She regularly co-presents webinars on European patent law for patent attorneys outside Europe.


Anna trained and qualified at Beck Greener. She qualified as a European patent attorney in 2004 and as a chartered patent attorney in 2005. Anna was the highest placed UK candidate (second of all candidates) in the European Patent Office examinations. She was also awarded the Strode Prize for the highest mark in her UK Patent Practice paper.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).


Merton College, University of Oxford (2000 MChem).

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Patent attorneys

The London-based Beck Greener LLP is described as ‘an exceptional patent firm which delivers the best for each client, from application to potential disputes.’ The firm impresses with its very successful EPO oppositions and appeals practice, and is regularly selected by major multinationals as adviser for European patent prosecution. In 2020, the practice grew its filing practice through a mix of new and existing clients and has also grown its designs practice. Avi Freeman, whose specialisms include computer-implemented inventions and patent prosecution before the USPTO, leads the electronics, physics and mechanical engineering practice –  he is praised for ‘his vast technological range’, which means ‘he always impresses clients with his understanding of their specific concerns’. James Stones, whose expertise includes EPO and USPTO patent prosecution, heads the chemical, pharma and chemical engineering team, while Ben Muir is the head of the life sciences practice – his experience includes transactional and licensing work in addition to original drafting and prosecution in the UK, at the EPO and in the US. The ‘excellentCatherine Jewell and ‘outstanding advocate’ John Hull specialise in the chemical field, while Anna Hatt is well regarded for her ‘expert knowledge and ability to overcome problems‘.