Kristin J. Breen, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Dr. Kristin Breen is a Patent Agent with Leason Ellis and a member of the Patent Practice Group at the firm. She has over six years of experience in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications across a variety of technologies, including chemical engineering, chemistry, petroleum refining, wastewater treatment, and drilling.

After spending the early part of her career as a Research Assistant at Yale, she recognized that her passion was outside of the lab. Prior to joining Leason Ellis, she worked at a boutique IP law firm in NYC as a Patent Agent where she gained extensive experience in all stages of patent prosecution from analyzing initial disclosures from inventors, all the way to obtaining the broadest claims possible. Krissy earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Yale University where she carried out investigations of solvent/solute interactions using photoelectron and Ar-mediated ion chemistries. She graduated cum laude from Fordham University with a B.S. in Chemistry. Krissy has published in various scientific journals, including being first author on a feature article in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

  • Yale University, Ph.D., Chemical Physics, 2012
  • Yale University, M.S., Chemical Physics, 2008
  • Fordham University, B.S., Chemistry, cum laude, 2007
  • Registered Patent Agent: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, Patent Agent, 2015-2021
  • “Bottom-up View of Water Network-Mediated CO2 Reduction Using Cryogenic Cluster Ion Spectroscopy and Direct Dynamics Simulations,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, January 26, 2012
  • “Survey of Ar-Tagged Predissociation and Vibrationally Mediated Photodetachment Spectroscopies of the Vinylidene Anion, C2H2–,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, January 28, 2010