Natalie J Grace

Principal at Gardella Grace PA

Natalie J Grace’s IP experience touches upon diverse technologies and aspects of IP protection. Ms Grace has exercised expedited prosecution strategies to gain portfolios of new, strengthened patents on behalf of litigation clients that have proven to both withstand post-grant attack and obtain favourable outcomes for firm clients. She also has extensive experience in grant proceedings, having collaborated in argument development and drafting coordination for a variety of high-stakes post-grant matters. She further frequently assists clients with patentability and infringement evaluation, landscape study, patentability analysis and freedom-to-operate research.

Ms Grace applies her electrical engineering degree and nearly a decade of software development experience to building patent portfolios in the software, electronic and medical devices spaces, in relation to, among others, consumer electronic devices; electronic payment services; network communications management; software development platforms; hardware design simulation platforms; electronic gaming platforms; social media platforms and tools; wireless technologies; financial management and market analysis tools; three-dimensional printing applications; semiconductor manufacturing; industrial automation; wearable sensor technology for medical diagnosis, monitoring and intervention; and other software used in medical imaging, diagnosis and treatment. In particular, she has enjoyed focusing on developing successful drafting techniques for obtaining patent protection for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning innovations domestically and abroad. The machine learning and AI inventions include many cross-over technologies combining, for example, financial industries or life sciences with big data analysis such as genomic sequencing analysis, software systems for bioinformatics and reinsurance portfolio risk analysis. Beyond her technological areas of expertise, Ms Grace has extensive background in patent prosecution in the mechanical arts, including aerospace, transportation and medical device technologies.

Before entering the legal field, Ms Grace worked as a senior software design engineer with Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies.

Professional associations

  • Boston Patent Law Association

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Gardella Grace PA
80 M Street SE
1st Floor
Washington DC 20003
United States

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