Melanie Grover


202.470.6462
melanie@brakehughes.com

Melanie Grover is a Principal at Brake, Hughes, Bellermann, LLP.  Ms. Grover’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and client counseling, as well as opinions and patent valuation in a range of technical areas including computers, software, telecommunications, and electrical 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 software, hardware, and telecommunications.

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.

Education:
• 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
• U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
• Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Other:
• Contributing author for the ABA Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments 2010, March 14, 2011.
• Member of the Virginia Bar Association
• Member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)
• Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)

*Admitted in Virginia only.  Practice supervised by D.C. Bar members.