Anna Wolters-Höhne

Dr Anna Wolters-Höhne


Anna is a highly experienced patent litigator advising primarily life sciences clients in global patent disputes. 

With about 20 years of practice in leading and coordinating high profile patent cases Anna develops both offensive and defensive patent strategies for her clients to protect their product portfolio nationally and in an international context.

Anna’s long-standing expertise covers patent infringement and preliminary injunction proceedings as well as patent damages proceedings before the German courts. She also advises on national compulsory licence cases and nullity actions as well as EPO opposition proceedings and the UPC. Anna regularly coordinates international patent disputes and advises clients in particular from the innovative pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Who’s Who Legal 2020 identified her as “Most Highly Regarded” individual for outstanding work on both contentious and non-contentious matters in the German patent space and a National Leader Germany in the field of Patents: “Anna Wolters-Höhne is a ‘highly talented patent litigator’ who works extensively with clients in the life sciences and pharma industries. She is recognised in our research as one of the most highly regarded practitioners in the field.”

Anna joined the firm at the end of 2023 and had been a partner in an international law firm for many years before.

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.