Brenda Kruse


Four Seagate
Eighth Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Brenda primarily handles intellectual property matters through her representation of individual inventors, small businesses, and large corporations. Her practice consists of preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. She also provides patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement opinions.

She graduated from Ohio University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Brenda is a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and has engineering experience in the automotive industry working with OEMs and suppliers. Brenda graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2007. As a law student, she served as Assistant Managing Editor for Law Review. She is the author of Women of the Highest Court: Does Gender Bias or Personal Life Experiences Influence Their Opinions?, 36 U. Tol. L. Rev 995 (2005).

Brenda is licensed to practice law by the State of Ohio and a registered patent attorney admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the Ohio State, Toledo, and Henry County Bar Associations and serves on the board for the Napoleon Public Library Foundation.


B.S., Industrial Engineering, magna cum laude, Ohio University
J.D., 2007, University of Toledo College of Law



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