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Areas Of Expertise

Intellectual Property and Related Litigation

Our multiple-award-winning team has been recognized for its creativity, talent, and ability to resolve complex disputes quickly and efficiently. Gardella Grace P.A. is known for its innovative legal strategies involving patents, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and business litigation. Our lawyers have regularly notched victories for clients in bet-the-company matters having stakes ranging from millions to billions of dollars.

Intellectual Property Procurement and Transactions

Gardella Grace’s transactional group specializes in the procurement of patents, trademarks and copyrights on behalf of a wide array of clients, from major international corporations to tech start-ups. We have scores of years of collective experience prosecuting, or obtaining, intellectual property in the biotech, chemical, industrial, medical devices, financial, energy, materials, communication and technology sectors. Our team can handle virtually any technology. Our lawyers also architect, negotiate and draft agreements across these sectors.

Post-Grant and other Administrative Proceedings

Our team has handled some of the highest stakes post-grant matters ever adjudicated by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, having served as lead counsel for both challengers and IP owners in well over one hundred proceedings. Gardella Grace’s breadth of experience across litigation and prosecution matters is a particularly valuable asset in these matters, which involve hybrid administrative proceedings that have aspects in common with both litigation and prosecution.

The Gardella Grace team combines uncommonly broad intellectual property expertise with unparalleled technical ability.


Areas of Expertise Meet Our Team

Industry Accolades

Industry Recognition

"The 'phenomenal' Greg H. Gardella is 'extremely experienced in the post-grant space and a dynamic all-round patent consultant.'"

Legal Industry Survey and Peer Review Ranking | Quoting Client
"He is able to synthesise legal solutions for his clients from all angles – anyone who knows Greg knows he is wicked smart."

Legal Industry Survey and Peer Review Ranking | Quoting Client
"Greg H. Gardella has taken the lead on many of the higher-profile inter partes reviews. A former Irell, Fish and Oblon lawyer, he 'has real pedigree and an incredible depth of knowledge.'"

Legal Industry Survey and Peer Review Ranking | Quoting Client
"His intellect and working knowledge are phenomenal and it is a pleasure working with him." "He is a huge benefit to anyone who has him in their corner. His deep knowledge of post-grant USPTO trials is second to none."

Legal Industry Survey and Peer Review Ranking | Quoting Client
“Informed by well-rounded litigation, post-grant and prosecution expertise, Greg Gardella’s strategic advice is like gold dust. Hailed for his intellectual processing power, he can unravel a complex patent problem and solve it in the blink of an eye.”

Legal Industry Survey and Peer Review Ranking | 2021

News and Events

Gardella Grace Obtains Verdict of more than $38 million in Favor of Client

Gardella Grace P.A., led by Principal Cook Alciati, obtained a verdict of more than $38 million (plus an amount of prejudgment interest to be determined) in favor of its client Steuben Foods, Inc. following a week-long jury trial before Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

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Greg Gardella to Join as a Panelist at PTAB Masters Symposium 2022

Greg Gardella has been invited to be a panelist at IP Watchdog’s PTAB Masters Symposium 2022 in January.

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Greg Gardella to Speak at Association of Corporate Patent Counsel Winter Meeting in 2022

Mr. Gardella will be a panelist discussing various aspects of post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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Gardella Grace Gives to Covid-19 Relief

Gardella Grace will donate a portion of May’s profits to local DC organizations. Recipients include World Central Kitchen, So Others Might Eat, and Martha’s Table.

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