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The collective expertise of our global team distinguishes OBWB in the field of Intellectual Property Law. We align our best resources to meet each client's specific needs and we treat each matter with the highest degree of attention and care.

Brena  Thompson, Ph.D.

Brena  Thompson , Ph.D.

  • Patent Engineer
  • English
Dr. Thompson possesses a technical understanding of prior-art and novel inventions at the forefront of a wide range of scientific fields, such as: chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, electronic devices, materials chemistry, and many others. Brena's breadth of knowledge in these fields serves her well in her work as a patent engineer. 

Prior to joining OBWB, Dr. Thompson worked as a technology licensing associate, managing the life science patent portfolio for Washington State University. She drafted and negotiated agreements for licensing, material transfer, and other protected functions in a complex regulatory environment, she also drafted and filed patents, responded to USPTO office actions, and worked with attorneys to protect WSU technologies.
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  • Yates, J. L., Thompson, B. L., Korchemniy, E., Rooney-Sailand, B., Glasser, C., Allen, C. J., Wheeler, K., Abbey, E. R. One-pot synthesis of PPN monoorganoborohydride salts from potassium organotrifluoroborates yields unusual crystalline metal-free compounds for X-Ray crystallography. Organometallics., 2022; Submitted. 
  • Thompson, B. L., Kieffer, I. A., Heiden, Z. M. Utilization of BODIPY-based redox events to manipulate the Lewis acidity of fluorescent boranes. Chem. Commun., 2022; 58: 2646-2649.
  • Thompson, B. L., Heiden, Z. M. Tuning the reduction potentials of benzoquinone through the coordination to Lewis acids. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021; 23: 9822-9831.
  • Li, X., Ding, G., Thompson, B. L., Hao, L., Deming, D. A., Heiden, Z. M., Zhang, Q. Microwave-assisted synthesis of zirconium phosphate nanoplatelet-supported Ru-anadem nanostructures and their catalytic study for the hydrogenation of acetophenone. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 2020; 12: 30670-30679.
  • Thompson, B. L., Heiden, Z. M. Redox-switchable catalysis utilizing a fluorescent dye. Chem. Commun., 2019; 76: 11430-11433.
  • Thompson, B. L., Heiden, Z. M. Investigation of main group promoted carbon dioxide reduction. Tetrahedron., 2019; 75: 2099-2105.
  • Heiden, Z. M., Thompson, B. L. Influence of Lewis acid strength on molecule activation, Sandes, O. M.; Nova Science Publishers: 2019; 1-87.
  • Thompson, B. L., Heiden, Z. M. Redox chemistry of bodipy dyes. In Bodipy dyes, Banuelos-Prieto, J.; S., L. R., Eds. IntechOpen: 2018; 45-64.
  • Bateman, C. M., Beal, H., Barker, J. E., Thompson, B. L., Donovan, D., Grant, B. J., Shooter, J., Arakawa, J. H., Johnson, S., Allen, C. J., Yates, J. L., Kato, R., Tinsley, C. W. K., Zakharov, L. N., Abbey, E. R. One-step conversion of potassium organotrifluoroborates to metal organoborohydrides. Org. Lett., 2018; 20: 3784-3787.
  • Kieffer, I. A., Allen, R. J., Fernandez, J. L., Deobald, J. L., Thompson, B. L., Wimpenny, J. D., Heiden, Z. M. Utilization of a fluorescent dye molecule as a proton and electron reservoir. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2018; 57: 3377-3380.
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman WA, 2022
  • B.S., Chemistry & Biochemistry, Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA, 2017