Melanie Grover

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Melanie Grover is a Principal at Brake, Hughes, Bellermann LLP. Ms. Grover’s practice focuses on strategic patent prosecution, client counseling, and opinions in a range of technical areas including database technology, user interfaces, big data analytics, and medical software and devices. Ms. Grover has provided companies with opinions on patentability, infringement, and the applicability of industry standards. Additionally, she has helped clients develop and extend patent portfolios for technologies relating to material science and various aspects of software including machine learning and artificial intelligence, database and index design, cloud computing, security, user interfaces, natural language processing, smart devices, and enterprise systems.

Before joining Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP, Ms. Grover worked as an associate for Finnegan LLP for three years in the areas of patent prosecution, client counseling, and litigation. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Grover accumulated several years of experience as a software engineer for mainframe, client-server, and web-based environments in various industries including banking and finance, education, and health care.

• Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2008
• Received the Leon Robbin Patent Award, 2008
• Brigham Young University, B.A., Computer Science, 1991

Bar and Court Admissions:
• Virginia, District of Columbia
• U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
• Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

• Contributing author for the ABA Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments 2010, March 14, 2011.
• Member of the Virginia Bar Association