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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

GG Live and On-Demand CLE Video Webinar Series | Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages: Litigation Takeaways in an Evolving Landscape

Webinar date and time: Wednesday, August 24, 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET.   On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, please join Cook Alciati and Michael Dorfman for “Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages: Litigation Takeaways in an Evolving Landscape.”   Parties often wonder what is required to form the basis for an allegation of willful infringement, including whether […]

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Gardella Grace and Firm Principals Greg Gardella, Cook Alciati and Natalie Grace Identified as Outstanding Firm and Individuals in IAM’s Patent 1000 Listings

Gardella Grace is recognized as a leading firm for patent prosecution in Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) 2022 annual guide.  Gardella Grace lands among prominent patent law firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and according to IAM, has “taken the market by storm.”   The IAM Patent 1000 list recommends Gardella Grace principals, Greg Gardella, […]

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GG Live CLE Video Webinar Series | Indirect Infringement and the Life Sciences: Recent Litigation Takeaways and Insights for Patent Drafting

Webinar date and time:  Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm ET.   On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, please join Pat Halloran, Natalie Grace, Cook Alciati, and Michael Dorfman for “Indirect Infringement and the Life Sciences:  Recent Litigation Takeaways and Insights for Patent Drafting​.”   From “skinny-labeling” to the establishment of required intent for inducement, interesting, […]

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GG Live and On-Demand CLE Video Webinar Series | 2021 in Review: Significant Updates to Copyright and Trademark Law and Practice

Webinar date and time:  Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm ET.   On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, please join Chad Ziegler, Natalie Grace, Cook Alciati, and Michael Dorfman for “2021 in Review: Significant Updates to Copyright and Trademark Law and Practice.”    2021 included a number of notable trademark and copyright decisions from the various […]

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Greg Gardella Selected in the 2022 IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders Guide

We are pleased to announce Greg’s selection in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide for a second year. IAM stated that Greg is “best known for his PTAB prowess…” and “has a superlative track record defending companies’ most valuable patents.” They further commented that Greg is “not only one of the best when it comes to post-grant proceedings, he […]

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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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Gardella Grace Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

Gardella Grace celebrated its 5th anniversary on January 23, 2022. Our sincere gratitude goes out to our valued clients, team, family, and friends. We wouldn’t be here today without you.

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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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IP Insights

Surviving an Ineligible-Subject-Matter Motion to Dismiss with Software-Related Claims

By James Harris | September 27, 2022

On September 21, 2022, Judge Rodney Gilstrap denied a motion to dismiss in Ollnova Tech. Ltd. V. Ecobee Tech. ULC, after the defendant argued that two building automation patents claimed patent-ineligible abstract ideas.  The case is instructive as it shows that if software patent claims are to survive an Alice challenge at the pleading stage, […]

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Duplicative-Litigation Doctrine: Duplicative Complaint Dismissed as a Result of not Properly Addressing Accused Products in First Lawsuit

By Michael Dorfman | September 20, 2022

In a September 7, 2022 precedential opinion in Arendi S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics Inc. (available here), the Federal Circuit affirmed the grant of a motion to dismiss under the duplicative-litigation doctrine.  The duplicative-litigation doctrine prevents plaintiffs from maintaining two separate actions involving the same subject matter at the same time in the same court against […]

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Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard on “Capable of” Infringement in a Computer-Implemented Invention

By Cook Alciati | September 12, 2022

In its recent decision in INVT SPE LLC v. ITC, 2022 WL 3904135 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 31, 2022), the Federal Circuit affirmed an ITC finding of no violation.  In doing so, the Federal Circuit took the opportunity to address infringement of claims that are “drawn to capability.”  On that score, the Federal Circuit explained:  “For […]

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Two SCOTUS Petitions Could Clarify Written Description Requirements for Biotech and Pharma Industry 

By Pat Halloran | August 29, 2022

In Juno Therapeutics, Inc. v. Kite Pharma., 10 F.4th 1330 (Fed. Cir. 2021), a FC panel reversed the DC’s decision that Juno’s claimed chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) in U.S. Pat. No. 7,446,190 including a “binding element that specifically interacts with a selected target” (e.g., scFv that binds CD19) did not satisfy the written description (WD) […]

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