Ann Potter Gleason


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501 West John Street,
Matthews, NC 28105



Years of experience in both state and federal court and in a variety of other legal arenas give Ann an edge as an intellectual property attorney.

Before attending law school, Ann earned undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and French. She spent a year at L’Université d’Aix Marseille III earning a diploma at its school for foreign students and attending classes in chemistry. Ann graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law. While at Wake Forest, she was Articles Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and Winner of the Stanley Moot Court Competition.

Early in her career, Ann served a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Daniel A. Manion of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals drafting opinions in a variety of civil and criminal cases. In private practice, Ann represented clients in the healthcare industry and then later in the aviation industry. Stepping back in to public service, Ann spent many years in the courtroom prosecuting some of Charlotte’s most violent criminals as an Assistant District Attorney on the Homicide Team in Mecklenburg County. Intermittently throughout her career, Ann has worked as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and at Belmont Abbey College. This breadth of experience allows Ann to work for her clients from a broad frame of reference that few intellectual property attorneys can offer.

Ann now brings her experience to bear as she assists clients with patent, trademark and copyright matters. She has the knowledge and skill to guide clients whether they are navigating the USPTO and the Copyright Office or safeguarding their intellectual property rights through litigation in federal court.

Ann has experience in several areas of IP law including:

  • Advising on copyright matters
  • Filing copyright applications
  • Filing and prosecuting trademark applications
  • Litigating trademark matters in federal court
  • Assisting in drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications both in the United States and around the globe.
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors 1996-1998
  • Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy Board of Directors 2007-2010
  • The Federalist Society
  • Wake Forest Law Review, Articles Editor 1989-90
  • Edwin M. Stanley Moot Court Competition, Winner 1988