Andrew Grado

Associate

Andrew Grado

Dallas

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Andrew Grado is a patent attorney who counsels clients in a range of IP-related matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, IP transactions, and patent litigation in district court and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Andrew has experience working with a broad range of technologies, including telecommunications, networking, software applications, cryptographic systems, and aviation systems. Andrew's work in the telecommunications space has given him a deep knowledge of cellular standards related to 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G technology.

Andrew has substantial experience in developing strategy and defenses in complex patent litigation matters, including pretrial discovery, infringement and invalidity analysis and preparation, and claim construction. In one case, Andrew's efforts in strategizing and briefing defensive claim construction positions led to a favorable claim construction order that severely weakened the plaintiff’s infringement theory for an asserted patent, resulting in the dismissal of the patent from the case. Andrew also has experience representing patent owners and petitioners in inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB, including in several matters with co-pending district court litigation.

Andrew also helps clients develop and manage their patent portfolios, and he has worked closely with inventors and patent examiners to produce high-quality patent assets. Andrew also assists with analyzing third-party portfolios asserted for licensing purposes and negotiating related agreements.

Andrew maintains an active pro bono docket, including representing military veterans before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in their appeal of denied disability benefits. He also provides advice to local Dallas citizens regarding housing issues as part of the Dallas Housing Crisis Clinic. During law school, Andrew was a student attorney for The University of Texas School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic, where he represented several Austin-area individuals against misdemeanor charges and helped with the compassionate release of a federal inmate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin. Before law school, Andrew spent a year working for a law firm doing patent prosecution work, where he prepared and prosecuted patents related to wireless communications systems.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys golfing (when it isn’t too hot) and supporting UT athletics.

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