Brenda Kruse


Four Seagate
Eighth Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Brenda J. Kruse is an experienced construction law and intellectual property attorney. Her engineering expertise adds value to her representation of contractors, subcontractors, and developers in the construction industry. 

Brenda's intellectual property practice consists of preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications for individual inventors, small businesses, and Fortune 500 corporations. She also provides patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement opinions. Brenda has experience with alternative dispute resolution methods to reach amicable solutions and settle disputes without litigation. 

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 spent several years working as an engineer prior to attending law school. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2007. As a law student, Brenda served as Assistant Managing Editor for Law Review. 

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 American, Ohio State, Toledo, and Henry County Bar Associations and serves on the board for the Napoleon Public Library Foundation.

Representative Matters

  • Traditional and electric vehicle power and propulsion systems
  • Climate control systems
  • Vehicle interior systems
  • Infotainment systems
  • Tire inflation systems
  • Fuel cell systems
  • Battery systems
  • Heads-up display systems
  • Material handling systems
  • Industrial manufacturing systems
  • Consumer goods
  • Commerical equipment


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


United States Patent and Trademark Office

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