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David W. Grillo

Partner

Overview

Learn about David

David is a partner in Walter Haverfield’s Intellectual Property Group in Cleveland, Ohio. He 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 represented notable clients and provided legal services for some of the world’s most inventive multinational corporations, institutions, and individuals. As a legal professional, David represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Board of Appeals and has prosecuted hundreds of U.S. patent applications.

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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
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ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Software-Related Inventions Committee
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
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PRESENTATIONS

  • “Intellectual Property Primer for Corporate Counsel,” Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, 2022