Rebecca Barnes’ focuses her intellectual property practice on global portfolio strategy and management. She assists clients with obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, including patents and trademarks, in both the United States and abroad. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution in the fields of chemistry, physics, and mechanical engineering. She has particular experience with drafting, prosecuting and maintaining patents in the technology fields of plasma science, spectroscopy, medical devices and instrumentation, optics, wireless energy transfer, machine vision, batteries and catalysts.

In addition to counseling and prosecution, Ms. Barnes has experience in patent litigation and trademark enforcement. As a former in-house counsel to technology companies, she has advised on overall patent litigation strategy, both as a plaintiff and defendant, as well as guided companies through all aspects of patent litigation from pre-filling due diligence to claim construction to summary judgment to jury trial.

Ms. Barnes also has experience drafting patentability, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions. She conducts intellectual property due diligence for corporate financing transactions and drafts technology and intellectual property license agreements, non-disclosure agreements and product marketing agreements.


Bar admissions

2008, Massachusetts

Admitted to practice before:

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • J.D., 2008, University of New Hampshire School of Law
    • magna cum laude
  • B.S., 2005, Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
    • magna cum laude