Biography

Natalie Grace is a patent agent and post-grant proceedings specialist in the firm’s Electrical Patent Prosecution and Post-Grant Patent practice groups. Ms. Grace has extensive experience in patent prosecution and reexamination. She has developed portfolios for clients in variety of software and electronic spaces including hardware design simulation platforms, consumer electronic devices, electronic payment services, network communications management services, computer application development platforms, online gaming platforms, social media platforms and tools, wireless technologies, financial management and market analysis tools, three-dimensional printing applications, semiconductor manufacturing, next generation genomic sequencing analysis, software systems for bioinformatics, and other instruments, devices and software used in medical imaging, diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, Ms. Grace has background in aiding in patentability and infringement evaluation, landscape study, patentability search, and discovery.

Prior to joining Oblon, Ms. Grace worked as a Technology Specialist and Patent Agent at top law firms. Before entering the legal field, she spent eight years as a software design engineer in the telecommunications field, including network protocol development positions with Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies. Ms. Grace also has work experience in the technology areas of database development and handheld network testing devices.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S.)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Admissions

  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Services

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Patent Law Association, Co-Chair Patent Agent & Technology Specialist Committee, 2012-2013

Accolades

  • Boston University School of Law, Dean's Award

Industries