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Brittany J. Barrett

Patent Agent

San Jose, CA


Brittany joined Haley Guiliano in 2018 as a Technical Advisor where she focuses on patent prosecution for life sciences clients.

Prior to pursuing her career in patent law, Brittany earned her PhD from the University of Notre Dame where she studied organometallic chemistry. Her research focused on designing ligands that influence the reactivity of late transition metals. Using a flexible and sterically bulky chelating ligand, a previously unobservable reactive intermediate was isolated and characterized in detail. This allowed for reactivity investigations which helped develop mechanistic insight into the chemical transformations featuring the intermediate.

Before pursuing her doctoral degree, Brittany earned her BS in chemistry from Colorado State University. During her time as an undergraduate student she developed nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymer materials for biomedical applications. The materials were designed to mimic the NO release of epithelial cells to prevent thrombosis, which can lead to medical device failure.

Memberships & Affiliations

    • American Chemical Society
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)