David W. Grillo

Partner

Direct: 216.928.2892
Fax: 216.916.2406

dgrillo@walterhav.com

Focus Areas

Education

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law – Cleveland State University (J.D., 2003)
  • The Ohio State University College of Engineering
    (B.S. Computer Science & Engineering: Artificial Intelligence Specialization, 2000)

Licensed to Practice

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Overview

David builds intellectual property portfolios for innovative companies to protect and monetize valuable ideas with patents for inventions and trademarks for branding. As a registered patent attorney, David has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in software, electrical, and mechanical fields. Further, David is routinely engaged in offensive and defensive forward patent initiatives as well as portfolio development strategies, including patent acquisition and licensing. For nearly two decades, he has had the privilege of building portfolios for some of the world’s most inventive multinational corporations, institutions, and individuals.

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Experience

PATENTS
  • Prepared and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. patent applications
  • Engaged routinely for portfolio development/forward patent harvesting
  • Counseled clients regarding patent valuation and acquisition
TRADEMARKS
  • Counseled many clients regarding acquisition and enforcement of trademarks
GLOBAL IP PROTECTION
  • Procured global patent and trademark rights with foreign counsel worldwide
IP LITIGATION
  • Represented clients before the USPTO Board of Appeals
  • Represented clients in trademark cancelation proceedings
  • Negotiated coexistence agreements

Associations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) – Software-Related Inventions Committee Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

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