Mr. Grove concentrates his practice in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters.

He guides clients through litigation when necessary, and has served as lead counsel in dozens of successful intellectual property cases. He also guides clients away from litigation with thoughtful clearance and design-around opinions. In doing so, he draws upon his experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies.

Mr. Grove received his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 1993 and his M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1989. He earned both his B.A., with high honors, and B.S., cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1988. Mr. Grove is licensed in the State of Michigan and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for both the Federal and Sixth Circuits and the U.S. District Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
 
Mr. Grove is a coauthor of an American Casebook Series, 6th Edition book, Cases and Materials on Patent Law, Including Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks. Mr. Grove has also been a professor of Trademark Law and Unfair Competition at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School since 2008. 


  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    • Wayne State University Law School, 1993
      • J.D.
    • University of Chicago, 1989
      • M.A.
    • University of Michigan, 1988
      • B.A., with high honors
      • B.S., cum laude 
  • Admissions

    • Michigan, 1993
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office,1996
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
    • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit, 2002
    • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan, 1996
    • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit, 1995
    • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, 1993
       
  • Professional Accomplishments

    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 - 2018
    • Dbusiness "Top Lawyers," 2012 - 2014
    • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2015, 2017
    • Michigan Leading Lawyers, 2015
    • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law - Adjunct Professor, 2008 - Present
       
  • Memberships

    • State Bar of Michigan, Member
      • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Federal Circuit Bar Association
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
    • Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
       
  • Presentations / Speaking Engagements

  • Representative Matters

    Patent Litigation

    • Secured a dismissal with prejudice in a design patent case on behalf of defendants in exchange for no payment. Developed strong non-infringement and invalidity positions that motivated the plaintiff to walk away from its claims involving three design patents and multiple accused products. AirHawk International, Ltd. v. TheRealCraigJ, LLC et al., 8:16-cv-00624 (C.D. Cal. 2016).
    • Secured a dismissal in a patent infringement case -- rapidly developed several defenses, including non-infringement, invalidity, failure to state a claim and low potential for damages; and confronted the patent owner with a letter explaining the defenses -- patent owner dismissed the complaint against our client within two weeks of our being engaged, while maintaining its cases against several other defendants; T-Rex Property AB v. Destination Media, Inc., 1:16-CV-1587 (N.D. IL. 2016).
    • Settled a complex patent infringement case in the District of Delaware on terms favorable to General Motors and its suppliers, where the suppliers also supplied multiple other OEM defendants: coordinated a defense that helped everyone by finding invalidating prior art, and developed noninfringement and claim construction arguments that drove settlement.
    • Won a key Markman ruling invalidating all of the asserted claims in six different patents, which drove a favorable settlement for the client including a dismissal with prejudice; Joao Control & Monitoring Systems, LLC v. Protect America, Inc., 1:14-CV-134-LY, (W.D. Tex. 2015).
    • Settled a complex patent infringement case in the District of Delaware on terms favorable to General Motors where there were multiple patents and multiple indemnifying suppliers: found strong prior art, and developed non-infringement and claim construction arguments that drove settlement.
    • Secured a dismissal in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas: prepared a detailed invalidity and non-infringement analysis as well as threatening an inter partes review, which caused the patent owner to dismiss the case without prejudice and with no money paid; Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC v. Protect America, Inc., 2:15-CV-01465-JRG (E.D. Tex. 2015).
    • Enforced a client’s patent, which Mr. Grove wrote and prosecuted, against two competitors, and forced them to withdraw their products from the market.
    • Secured a dismissal in a patent infringement case: prepared a detailed invalidity and non-infringement analysis as well as citing there was no personal jurisdiction in the Western District of North Carolina, which caused the patent owner to dismiss the case without prejudice and with no money paid; EyeTalk365, LLC v. Protect America, Inc., 3:14-CV-525 (W.D. N.C. 2014).
    • Secured a dismissal with prejudice in a patent infringement case: took over a case from another firm, developed a strong prior art position, and confronted the patent owner with this prior art; the patent owner dropped the case with our client while maintaining its cases against several other defendants; ComCam International, Inc. v. Protect America, Inc., 2:13-CV-00800 (E.D. Tex. 2014).
    • Secured a dismissal with prejudice in a patent infringement case: prepared a persuasive motion to dismiss the patent owner’s case, shared the motion with the patent owner before filing it, causing the patent owner to dismiss the case with prejudice and with no money paid.
    • Secured a dismissal with prejudice against a patent owner in a large, multi-defendant patent infringement case: after the Markman and discovery phases, noticed that the patent owner failed to discover sufficient infringement evidence against our client and confronted the patent owner with a motion for summary judgment, an expert report pointing out the evidentiary deficiency, and a motion challenging the qualification of the patent owner’s expert and the validity of the expert’s report; causing the patent owner to dismiss the case with prejudice and with no money paid.
    • Enforced a client's electro-mechanical patent against a competitor, and won a favorable settlement following months of tough litigation.
    • Defended a small company in the laser industry against a large company that had filed an aggressive patent infringement case regarding a laser-based measuring device; identified key defects in the patent owner’s position and persuaded it to dismiss its case.
    • Represented a side view mirror supplier by finding a knock-out prior art reference that drove prompt settlement in the client’s favor.
    • Counseled a supplier of lighting equipment for sports fields; won a complete victory after trial and appeal by invalidating each of a competitor’s three patents; Musco Corp. v. Qualite Inc., 41 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1954 (Fed. Cir. 1997).
    • Defended a supplier of wheel chair restraints against a patent troll; helped win a finding of no infringement at trial; Queens University at Kingston v. Kinedyne Corp., 910 F.Supp. 527 (D. Kansas 1995).
    • Enforced a wiper blade patent against a competitor and obtained a substantial monetary settlement.
    • Enforced a patent on a wheel alignment system against a competitor; won a favorable Markman ruling and obtained a favorable settlement.
    • Represented a supplier of wheel and tire assembly lines against a competitor's patents, reaching a favorable settlement.
    • Counseled an automotive OEM on a stream of third-party subpoenas for documents and depositions; helped the OEM minimize its involvement in supplier disputes.
    • Defended a supplier of non-contact wheel alignment systems by discovering knock-out prior art and inequitable conduct evidence to force an immediate walk-away settlement.
    • Advised a software company specializing in automotive supply chain management in a patent case, reaching a favorable settlement.
    • Represented a supplier in a patent case involving sound-insulated glass for automotive vehicles.
    • Enforced a patent on behalf of a sporting goods company against a competitor, winning an injunction.

     

    Trade Secret Litigation
    • Defended a corporate officer in a trade secret matter; won a complete dismissal of all claims during a jury trial on a motion for judgment as a matter of law.
    • Defended a supplier of exterior trim parts in a trade secret case by winning a favorable verdict in a jury trial.
    • Represented a local company against its former VP of Research and Development and his secret offshore company who allegedly stole the company’s trade secrets, turning the case over to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution.

     

    Trademark Litigation
    • Secured a dismissal with prejudice in a false advertising and tortious interference case in exchange for no payment. Brought counterclaims for false assertion of patent coverage and false association under the Lanham Act to drive a favorable settlement. AirHawk International, Ltd. v. TheRealCraigJ, LLC et al., 8:16-cv-00624 (C.D. Cal. 2016).
    • Enforced various trademark rights on behalf of automotive OEMs.
    • Defended a telecommunications client in a complex trademark ownership and infringement case, reaching a favorable settlement after winning key victories in preliminary injunction and discovery motions.
    • Enforced trademark rights on behalf of various consumer goods companies.
    • Defended several clients against trademark infringement preliminary injunction motions, driving favorable settlements for the clients.
    • Represented a nonprofit veteran's organization against a claim of trademark infringement by persuading the plaintiff to drop its claim.

     

    Copyright Litigation
    • Served as lead counsel for General Motors in a complex on-board computer systems case against a Chinese company: brought claims for copyright infringement, DMCA violations, computer fraud and abuse, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and unjust enrichment; the case settled on terms favorable to the client after defeating the Chinese company's motion to dismiss. General Motors LLC, et al. v. Autel.US Inc. et al., C.A. No. 2:14-cv-14864 (E.D. Mich).
    • Won a DMCA case against a competitor who was circumventing the client’s technological protections against copying; used a software expert to develop the case before filing the complaint and caused the defendant to stipulate to a consent judgment.
    • Represented a client in connection with a software audit: caused the software owner consortium to walk away with no payment after they initially had demanded a five figure payment.
    • Enforced a client's software copyrights against a competitor, and obtained a favorable settlement following months of hard-fought litigation.
    • Enforced a client’s software copyrights against a range of infringers, some of which involved litigation that ended with the infringers accepting an injunction and paying damages.

     

    New Media Litigation
    • Enforced clients' intellectual property and related rights on Facebook®, YouTube®, and elsewhere.
    • Enforced the copyrights belonging to a nonprofit drug abuse prevention organization, persuaded the infringer to stop infringing after filing a lawsuit and obtaining critical discovery.
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Andrew (Jake) Grove

450 West Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
Office: (248) 723-0343
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