Walter | Haverfield Expands its Intellectual Property Team

Committed to its mission of providing superior service to a wide range of clients, Walter | Haverfield is pleased to welcome Dave Grillo to its Intellectual Property team.

As a registered patent attorney, Dave has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in software, electrical, and mechanical fields for Fortune 100® companies, startups, and individual inventors.

He is also routinely engaged in offensive and defensive forward patenting initiatives as well as portfolio development strategies, which include patent acquisition and licensing on a domestic and global scale.  

“Dave’s skillset allows us to keenly position ourselves as an even stronger team with broader expertise,” said Jamie Pingor, chair of Walter | Haverfield’s Intellectual Property team. “We are honored to have him on our team.”

On the litigation side, Dave has represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Board of Appeals as well as in trademark cancelation proceedings.

“The strength, focus, and positive reputation of Walter | Haverfield’s Intellectual Property team is what first prompted me to consider this opportunity,” said Dave, who practiced solo in his own patent boutique firm. “Combine that with the strength of the firm overall, and I realized this would be a great move for me as well as my clients.  I’m thrilled to be here.” 

A graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, Dave is a member of the Ohio Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University College of Engineering and currently resides in Strongsville with his family.

Since 1932, Walter | Haverfield attorneys have served as strategic counselors to private businesses, public entities and high net-worth individuals, providing creative and customized solutions that deliver outstanding results at an exceptional value. Our track record has allowed us to sustain year-after-year growth. Walter | Haverfield has doubled its size in the past decade to become one of the top ten Cleveland-based law firms. Today, our team of nearly 80 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of corporate transactions, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, education, tax and wealth management, liquor control law, litigation and public law.