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Brenna Howley

Trainee Patent Attorney


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. She went on to obtain a Masters in Management of Intellectual Property with distinction from Queen Mary University of London, as a recipient of the Herschel Smith scholarship.


Prior to Gill Jennings & Every, Brenna trained for several months in the IP department of the biopharmacutical company Autolus, that develop CAR T-cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.

Brenna Howley

Trainee Patent Attorney

Brenna is part of the Chemistry and Life Sciences group at Gill Jennings & Every and her work involves patent prosecution, drafting, and providing advice on patent portfolio strategy. She has a particular interest in contentious matters, especially oppositions before the European Patent Office.

Main specialisms
Brenna’s areas of specialism are predominantly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
• pharmaceuticals
• nanomaterials
• detergents
• CAR T-cell therapies
• electrochemical devices
• hydrogen storage
• semiconductors
• 3D-printing materials

Brenna works with a diverse range of clients, from start-ups, SMEs and universities to large multinational corporations. Notable clients include a well-known provider of printing technology, a global leader in consumer goods, and a world leading university.

• Student member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

Brenna is also a member of the Diversity & Inclusion group at GJE, and has a particular interest in mental health.

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.