Trainee Patent Attorney
Brenna is part of the Chemistry and Life Sciences group. Her work involves patent prosecution, drafting, and providing advice on patent portfolio strategy. She also has a particular interest in contentious matters, especially oppositions before the European Patent Office.
Brenna is an active member of GJE’s Diversity & Inclusion group, and is also a trained Mental Health First Aider.
In her free time, Brenna regularly enjoys Irish dancing and portrait painting. She loves to travel and previously spent 10 months exploring South America following a chemistry research placement at the Universidad National del Sur in Argentina.
Brenna’s areas of specialism are predominantly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries:
- CAR T-cell therapies
- Electrochemical devices
- Hydrogen storage
- 3D-printing materials
Brenna graduated from the University of Glasgow with a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry, and was awarded the Lorimer prize for the highest GPA.
Brenna also obtained a Master’s degree in Management of Intellectual Property with Distinction from Queen Mary, University of London, as a recipient of the Herschel Smith scholarship.
Brenna joined GJE in 2019. Prior to this, she trained for several months in the IP department of a biopharmacutical company that develop CAR T-cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.