Debby Winters

Debby Winters puts her years of work as an intellectual property attorney and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology to lead Eldridge Brooks’ intellectual property practice, offering clients assistance in handling a wide variety of intellectual property and business matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing.  It is critical that businesses protect their intellectual property, and Debby is dedicated to helping clients do just that.

Dr. Winters has a varied background that includes teaching at the college level and practicing intellectual property and business law. She has practiced in an intellectual property law firm, served as in-house counsel for emerging start-up companies and most recently ran a sole legal practice focusing on the startup community.

Debby is a licensed patent attorney with a passion for working with inventors to help them turn their ideas into inventions and form companies around these inventions. As an intellectual property attorney, she not only files and prosecutes patents, she helps her clients with their trademark branding, copyright and trade secret protection. She designs and manages intellectual property portfolios and is involved in marketing inventions and pursuing licensing opportunities. She helps clients protect their intellectual property and facilitates brainstorming sessions to identify new invention areas.  She enjoys helping her clients reach their goals of successful entrepreneurship. Her practice also includes working with minority-owned businesses, where she helps these companies realize unique opportunities in the business world.

Debby received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia.  She pursued scientific research while teaching at both The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and The University of Arkansas, before turning to law. She received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude and was on the Arkansas Law Review.

In addition to teaching college, medical and law students, she holds workshops for interested entrepreneurs in her community. She combines her training in science and law in the blog IPConcerns, where she keeps her followers up-to-date on important IP issues relevant to everyone. You can check it out at

When she’s not helping clients in their legal endeavors, she’s an exercise enthusiast and avid runner who has completed both national and international marathons. She is also actively involved in the world of rescuing dogs who are looking for the perfect forever home.

Her work with charity organizations include the Alzheimer’s Association, the Heart Association, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.