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 2017 and the five years prior by Super Lawyers magazine. She was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2017 and each of the six 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, Past President
Florida Law Review, Associate Editor