Brenden S. Gingrich’s practice focuses on the protection of intellectual property for the biotechnology and medical device industries. He focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, counseling on patent strategy, and intellectual property due diligence for both large and small businesses, as well as individual inventors.
Brenden currently represents clients with technology in the fields of antisense therapy, molecular biology and genetics, pharmaceuticals, DNA sequencing, blood purification, microfluid processing, and surgical fasteners.
During his doctoral studies, Brenden studied the molecular basis of complex social behavior in rodents. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., his undergraduate thesis focused on the study of artificial protein channels created using molecular biological techniques.
- Law clerk to the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham, Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2002-2003
- In 2014, Brenden was recognized for his legal work in Biotech Patents in the Corporate INTL Global Awards.
Knobbe Martens Biotechnology Blog
"Sue first, negotiate later." Managing Intellectual Property Today, Issue 169:100-102 (May 2007).
Young, Larry J., Miranda M. Lim, Brenden Gingrich, and Thomas R. Insel (2001). Cellular mechanisms of social attachment. Hormones and Behavior 40(2):133-138.
Thomas R. Insel, Brenden Gingrich, Larry J. Young (2001). Oxytocin: who needs it? Prog. Brain Res. 133:59-66.
“Rates Technology Inc. v. Nortel Networks Corp.” (Case Comment). European Intellectual Property Review Vol. 27, Issue 6 (June 2005).
B.S. Gingrich, Z. Wang, Y. Liu, C. Cascio, and T.R. Insel (2000). Dopamine D2-like receptors in the nucleus accumbens are important for social attachment in female prairie voles. Behavioral Neuroscience 114(1): 173-83.
Z. Wang, G. Yu, C. Cascio, Y. Liu, B.S. Gingrich, and T.R. Insel (1999). Dopamine D2 receptor-mediated regulation of partner preferences in female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster): a mechanism for pair bonding? Behavioral Neuroscience 113(3): 602-11.
L.J. Young, J.T. Winslow, Z. Wang, B.S. Gingrich, Q. Guo, M. Matzuk, and T.R. Insel (1997). Gene targeting approaches to neuroendocrinology; Oxytocin, maternal behavior and affiliation. Hormones and Behavior 31(3): 221-231.
B.S. Gingrich, R.L. Huot, Z. Wang, and T.R. Insel (1997). Differential Fos expression following microinjection of oxytocin or vasopressin in the prairie vole brain. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 807:504-5.
Speeches & Seminars
"Policy Outlook- Valuation Model Implications of 21st Century Cures, IP, Reform, TPP, and PDUFA VI," BIO Investor Forum, San Francisco, CA (October 20, 2015).
"Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Assays and Technologies," Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), San Diego, CA (April 30, 2015).
"Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop," San Diego Center For Systems Biology, La Jolla, CA (April, 24, 2015).
"Protecting Ideas that Generate Income," IMMUNOLOGY 2013, Hawaii, HI (May 5, 2013).
"Biologics Development," Sino-American Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA) Science & Technology Forum XI, La Jolla, CA (March 23, 2013).
"Monetizing Your Intellectual Property: Protecting Ideas that Generate Income," IMMUNOLOGY 2012, Boston, MA (May 5, 2012).