Glenda A. Gertz

Associate

Background

Glenda specializes in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical technologies.

Glenda received a B.A. in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology from University of California Santa Barbara with High Honors and Distinction in the Major (1990). She earned a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University (1994), having completed a research project relating to transposons in the green algae Chlamydomonas. Glenda received her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2014. While at UW, Glenda was awarded the Seed IP Law Group Founders’ Scholarship for excellence in intellectual property law.

Education

University of Washington School of Law
J.D. 2014

University of Washington
Curriculum and Instruction
MEd 1998

Carnegie Mellon University
Biological Sciences
M.S. 1994

University of California Santa Barbara
Biochemistry-Molecular Biology
B.A. 1990 (High Honors, Distinction in the Major)

Experience

Glenda’s experience includes drafting and prosecution of patent applications in biotechnology, chemistry, mechanical, and medical device matters. In addition, Glenda has experience with strategic counseling for small business owners on intellectual property issues including copyrights, trademarks, licensing, and non-disclosure agreements.

Prior to joining Seed IP, Glenda worked as a solo intellectual property attorney, as well as serving as a contract attorney at several Seattle-area boutique IP firms, including Seed IP Law Group, where she handled patent prosecution, licensing, and portfolio management.

During law school, Glenda also served as a legal extern at both Seattle BioMed and the UW Center for Commercialization.

Affiliations

Glenda is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and Life Science Washington.

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