Devon K. Grant

Patent Attorney

Atlanta
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Overview

As a patent attorney, Devon Grant focuses his work on obtaining patent protection for technologies in the electronics, semiconductor, telecommunications, and computer software industries, including cloud computing, 5G networks, autonomous vehicles, drones, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and artificial intelligence. Drawing from over a decade of experience and an educational background in electrical engineering, he advises clients on global patent portfolio management, patent mining, licensing, patent preparation and prosecution, intellectual property training and opinion drafting.

Devon has prosecuted patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office, as well as advised in the prosecution of patent applications in China, Japan, South Africa, Australia and Canada.

Select Experience

  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated technology agreements and provided legal direction on inbound and outbound technology licensing transactions.
  • Served as IP lead during integration of a software company acquired in a billion dollar acquisition.
  • Provided strategic counsel as IP lead during the due diligence phase of an acquisition of a software company.
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Experience

  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated technology agreements and provided legal direction on inbound and outbound technology licensing transactions.
  • Served as IP lead during integration of a software company acquired in a billion dollar acquisition.
  • Provided strategic counsel as IP lead during the due diligence phase of an acquisition of a software company.
  • Reviewed and evaluated open source software licenses of inbound software prior to use.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The International Law Office, with the support of the Association of Corporate Counsel: Global Intellectual Property Team of the Year, TomTom (2015)

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Georgia IP Alliance

Prior Positions

  • TomTom: Patent Counsel
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.: Contract Patent Attorney
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc.: Senior Patent Counsel
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation: Engineer I

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 57,036
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2002; Merit Scholar; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996