Brenda O. Holmes

Brenda Holmes is the Co-Leader of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Electronics and Software Practice Group. She focuses her practice on patent strategy and analysis for international and domestic companies. Ms. Holmes assists clients in identifying and patenting key innovations, developing domestic and international patent strategies, and building and managing their portfolios. Ms. Holmes advises clients on potential patent infringement issues and prepares invalidity and non-infringement opinions. Ms. Holmes represents companies in post-grant patent proceedings, including reissue and reexamination proceedings. She also helps clients monitor their competitors’ patenting and enforcement activities and works with clients to proactively develop strategies based on the client’s needs and priorities.

Ms. Holmes has counseled clients in a wide variety of industries, including software, telecommunications, computer systems, wireless systems, signal processing, electronic commerce, and vehicle components. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Holmes was an engineer with IBM, working in the areas of system development and memory controller chip design.

Ms. Holmes is Florida Bar Board Certified in the area of Intellectual Property (2007). She was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" for Intellectual Property Law in 2008 and most recently in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine. She was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2015 and each of the four years immediately preceding. Ms. Holmes is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Counseling & Prosecution, 3) Licensing and 4) Post Grant Proceedings
Law School University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., 1993)
Admitted Year 1997
Education University of Florida (B.S., 1984)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association, Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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