Grant Langton is a partner in the firm's intellectual property group and serves as Chair of the intellectual property group in Los Angeles and Co-Chair of the intellectual property group in California. With over 25 years of experience handling patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, enforcement, licensing and IP counseling Grant helps clients strategically develop, protect, maintain and exploit their intellectual property assets both domestically and abroad.
Grant regularly counsels clients on matters related to patentability, design-around options and the infringement, validity and enforceability of patents. He has extensive experience prosecuting patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and worldwide, and has prepared licensing, consulting, employment, confidentiality, technology and product development agreements. In addition, Grant has assisted in-house counsel, chief executive, financial and technology officers and other corporate leaders to build, preserve and monetize their intellectual property portfolios. Working closely with management, scientists and engineers Grant has acted as de-facto Chief Patent Counsel for several Fortune 500 companies. By protecting core company technology Grant helps his clients gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Throughout his career, Grant has prepared and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications and handled large patent portfolios in a diverse range of technology areas including medical devices such as pacemakers and spinal implants, material science such as ultra-hard material microstructures for subterranean drilling, all aspects of automobile technology, semiconductor and LED technology, fluid handling technology, polymer science such as industrial coating compositions, adhesives technology, RFID technology, and all types of mechanical technologies.
Prior to practicing law, he worked as a process and design engineer in the petrochemical industry.