Brenitra is a USPTO-registered patent practitioner with over 14 years of experience focusing on patent examination at the USPTO and developing U.S. and international patent portfolio strategies for individual and corporate clients. Brenitra has served as a technology specialist and a patent agent at several top-tier law firms, where she managed large patent portfolios in various technology areas. She has also examined upwards of a thousand patent applications and drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for clients in cybersecurity, software, IoT and smart devices, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, machine learning, optics, medical devices, the oil and gas industry, electronic circuits, optics, medical devices, wearable devices, telecommunications, semiconductor devices, and business methods.
Brenitra understands complex technologies. As a result, she can comfortably communicate with inventors, as she was once a researcher within national and university laboratories. With this experience, she can disseminate technical details and be a liaison to non-technical audiences. Brenitra uses her technical knowledge and legal training to develop patent portfolio strategies aligned with each client’s business objectives.
In addition to U.S. and international portfolio management, Brenitra has handled post-grant proceedings focusing primarily on inter partes reviews (IPRs), reexaminations, and other advanced prosecution activities. She is proficient in providing litigation support, patentability analysis, freedom-to-operate analysis, and due diligence investigations to assist clients in understanding the scope of possible patent protection.
After becoming a patent practitioner, Brenitra continued to work in the industry as a system security engineer, cybersecurity engineer, and security consultant for the department of defense, engineering companies, and consulting firms. She holds a unique skill of relating to inventors, patent examiners, and executives.
Brenitra holds a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, specializing in vulnerability management, and a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Jackson State University with an emphasis on nanotechnology.