Glenda Holden


Glenda Holden has worked as a paralegal specializing in all facets of intellectual property law since 1981. She began her career with Laney, Dougherty, Hessin & Beavers (later known as Dougherty & Hessin), an Oklahoma City-based intellectual property firm, and then went to work for McAfee & Taft when the two firms joined in 1998. Her responsibilities include preparing and filing U.S. and foreign patent applications, trademark applications and renewals, and copyright applications; handling maintenance fee payments for U.S. patents and annuities for foreign patents and applications; and preparing briefs for intellectual property litigation in both federal court and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She also handles docketing for all of the firm’s intellectual property attorneys.

Glenda is an active member of the Central Oklahoma Association of Legal Assistants and currently serves as the organization’s treasurer. In 2014, she was named COALA’s Paralegal of the Year.

Glenda attended Oklahoma State University and, as part of her specialized education, has participated in intellectual property courses offered through the University of Oklahoma’s legal assistant program and various continuing legal education seminars.

Active in the community, Glenda is president of her neighborhood’s homeowners’ association, and is a member of the Dream Maker’s Investment Club. She also formerly served in numerous officer positions with the Edmond Mothers Petite Club. Glenda has also volunteered her time for many civic and charitable organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Susan B. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, Arthritis Foundation, American Heart Association and Oklahoma Lawyers for Children. She is also active in her church and has been involved in prison, community outreach and singles ministries.

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