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Brenda G. Crabtree

Mind + Muscle

Brenda G. Crabtree



Brenda Crabtree is an associate in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group. She assists in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Ms. Crabtree’s professional expertise includes virology, immunology, and bacteriology.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Crabtree interned in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission and in the Chambers of the Honorable Reggie B. Walton at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia where she drafted legal research memoranda and aided in the preparation of various types of cases before the court. Ms. Crabtree also served on active duty in the United States Navy as a microbiologist where she led the team responsible for H1N1 testing for all U.S. and allied personnel in Kuwait during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.

While at Iowa State University, Ms. Crabtree worked on the testing and treatment of bacterial and viral pathogens in Pacific white shrimp. Ms. Crabtree also conducted proof of concept studies using a novel viral replicon particle vaccine in pigs.


  • Brenda G. Crabtree, Using Patent Protection to Help the Least-Developed Countries, 44 AIPLA Quarterly Journal, Summer 2016, at 483.

  • Brenda G. Crabtree et al., Preservation of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis bacterium (NHPB) by freezing tissue collected from experimentally infected Litopenaeus vannamei, 70 Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, June 12, 2006, at 175.

  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

  • Education
    • J.D., The George Washington University with honors

    • M.S., Veterinary Microbiology, Iowa State University

    • B.S., Microbiology, Iowa State University with distinction


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