Ronald S. Grubb, Of Counsel to the firm, specializes in the preparation and prosecution of electronic and mechanical patent applications with the U.S. and international intellectual property offices. He has significant experience in client counseling regarding IP issues, and in the preparation of freedom to operate, patentability, and validity and non-infringement opinions.
Mr. Grubb's areas of technical expertise include telecommunications including mobile terminals and related networking devices and systems; digital media devices including printers, copiers, scanners and multi-function products and systems; and medical devices including injection and infusion devices, device handles, handle guards and related products. He serves domestic, international and Fortune 500 clients.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Grubb served as a senior electrical engineer for Cummins Engine Company for eight years. In this role he gained extensive experience in the design, implementation and supervision of manufacturing equipment such as CNC/PLC control equipment, motor and positioning controls, tooling, and fixture design. He also gained experience in the design and supervision of manufacturing facilities including safety, workflow and utilities management.
University of Memphis, J.D., 1999
University of Memphis, MBA, 1994
Christian Brothers University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1990
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Section
Member, Memphis Bar Association, IP Section
Member, Tennessee Bar Association, IP Section
Editorial Board & Column Author, IP, The Tennessee Bar Association's Newsletter for the Intellectual Property Section
Bar & Court Admissions
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Supreme Court
Author, "Celebrities Breath Life Into Patent Practice," Special Joint Newsletter, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Intellectual Property, Tennessee Bar Association, December 2009, Vol. 2, No. 1
Author, “Patent Term Adjustment – An Important Element Of Patent Prosecution Strategy,” Newsletter, Intellectual Property, Tennessee Bar Association, February 2010, Vol. 1, No. 2
Author, “Not All Dates Are Created Equal – The Japanese Practice Of Dating Documents,” Newsletter, Intellectual Property, Tennessee Bar Association, May 2010, Vol. 1, No. 3
Author, “Patent Prosecution Highway – Slower Traffic Please Stay To The Left,” Newsletter, Intellectual Property, Tennessee Bar Association, July 2010, Vol. 1, No. 4