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 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 listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2014 and each of the three years immediately preceding. Ms. Holmes is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies. 

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee, Member

Japan America Society of Georgia, Member

State Bar of Florida, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Member

Women in Technology, Board of Directors, President

Florida Law Review, Associate Editor 

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (1993)
    high honors, Order of the Coif
  • Florida Atlantic University, M.S., Computer Engineering (1988)
  • University of Florida, B.S., Electrical Engineering (1984)
    with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1997)
  • Florida (1993)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1996)

Who We Are

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Brenda O. Holmes

Experience Highlights

Grandparent adoption
Represents caregivers seeking to adopt children. One of the firm's signature pro bono programs is the Grandparent Adoption Program. Dozens of lawyers more
Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings
Represented patent owner in an inter partes reexamination for a patent directed to multimedia messaging. Convinced examiner to withdraw 12 rejections more
Intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions for The Weather Channel
Represented The Weather Channel in intellectual asset acquisitions and transactions. The innovations allow it to provide targeted content to users, more
Intellectual Property counseling for global provider of integrated energy management products
Represented leading global provider of integrated energy management products regarding smart meters and the support of smart grids. more