Brittany Haanan


Brittany is currently licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She has been the Team Lead for the Patent Group at Grumbles Law since 2013 and enjoys working closely with clients to create and execute on strategic objectives related to their U.S. and foreign intellectual property portfolios. Brittany frequently works with clients to help obtain utility and design patents on their innovative technologies in areas such as mechanical devices, medical devices, consumer products, life sciences, and sensor, optical and chemical technologies. She also executes patent and trademark searches to determine scope of protections available to clients as well as potential infringement concerns and she facilitates protection and expansion of clients’ intellectual property assets through licensing, acquisition, and other direct and indirect enforcement means.

Brittany graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology as well as a Certificate in Business. During her time as an undergraduate student, Brittany completed research in the fields of neuroendocrinology, ethnobotany, and primate behavior. She was awarded a top undergraduate research fellowship for her work on the impact of cortisol on working memory and long-term memory formation.

In 2013, Brittany graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with her J.D. and a Masters of Science in Microbiology. While in law school, Brittany worked as a student attorney in the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, where she provided legal services to entrepreneurs and university faculty in the areas of general business planning and intellectual property. She was also a submissions editor for the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society, was president of the Student Bar Association, and was awarded first place in the State Bar of Wisconsin Intellectual Property Writing Competition.

In her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family (her husband, daughter, and two Mini Aussies), playing soccer, attending MN United games, traveling and reading.