"He has wonderful interpersonal skills and finds a connection with people across a company, which means he understands the client’s business as well anyone in-house – a rare quality."
IAM Patent 1000
Alan Grimaldi is co-leader of the firm's Intellectual Property practice. Accomplishments include a jury verdict of non-infringement after a five week trial in the Federal court in Arizona. In addition, he obtained a $76 million judgment against the United States in a breach of contract case for a Midwestern banking client. At his former firm, he was co-chair of a 250 member intellectual property practice and was previously co-chair of that firm's commercial trial group.
He has extensive experience in patent and other intellectual property litigation, including mediation and arbitration, and has represented IP clients in the consumer goods, health care, chemical, electronics, automotive, banking, defense, energy & oil, and drug industries.
Alan has also had significant experience in all aspects of private and government antitrust and other complex commercial litigation including nationwide class action litigation, multi-district litigation in federal and state courts, federal and state administrative agency litigation, unfair competition, insurance coverage, products liability and litigation dealing with trade-related matters.
He was ranked in the 2014 edition of the IAM Patent 1000, which noted that Alan is an extremely popular lawyer whose "client-comes-first philosophy sets him apart." He was named Washington DC Patent Law Lawyer of the Year in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers.
Alan clerked for the honorable Barrington D. Parker, US District Court for the District of Columbia from 1971-1972 and worked at the US Patent and Trademark Office from 1967-1971 (including clerkships to the Board of Appeals, Assistant Commissioner, and Office of International Affairs).