Mary An Merchant, JD, PhD
Vice President Counsel, Intellectual Property
Mary An Merchant has been practicing intellectual property law for over 25 years. Ms. Merchant began her practice in Atlanta, Georgia, at the intellectual property boutique law firm, Jones & Askew, where she became a partner in 2000. Jones & Askew merged with Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, where she was a partner for several years before establishing medical device/ pharmaceutical/ biotechnology intellectual practices as a partner with Troutman Sanders, Ballard Spahr, and Morris, Manning & Martin. Ms. Merchant has published many articles on intellectual property law and a book about the America Invents Act of 2011. Currently, Ms. Merchant serves as legal counsel to Femasys Inc. and Poly-Med, Inc. Ms. Merchant holds a BA in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, a PhD in Virology from the University of Florida College of Medicine and a JD from University of Florida College of Law.