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Chantelle Ankerman


Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

Chantelle Ankerman is an associate in the Intellectual Property group at Axinn. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, particularly in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and wireless communication. Chantelle has litigated patent infringement cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act and before the International Trade Commission, as well as complex antitrust and commercial litigation matters. Chantelle also has experience drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications in relation to an assortment of medical device, electrical, mechanical, and computer technologies.

She received her undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Connecticut, and her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as a Symposium Editor for the Connecticut Law Review. Her student note, “A Closer Look: Iris Recognition, Forensics, and the Future of Privacy,” was selected for publication by the Connecticut Law Review. Chantelle was awarded a Dean’s Merit Scholarship by the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she earned CALI Awards for Excellence in Human Rights and Intellectual Property Law, and in Admiralty Law.


Recent Articles by Chantelle Ankerman

Key U.S. District Court Cases with Implications for IP in the New Year

Although the proceedings before federal district courts may not garner as much attention as those of the U.S. Court of appeals for the Federal Circuit or the Supreme Court, they can be an important proving ground for the decisions rendered by those courts. And 2023 was no exception to that rule. As discussed below, the Zogenix v. Apotex and Teva v. Eli Lilly decisions provide a glimpse into what litigants can expect in the aftermath of the GSK v. Teva and Amgen v. Sanofi decisions, respectively. These cases will have an especially significant impact on the life sciences industry, and watching how these decisions are applied by the district courts should be a priority for practitioners in this space.