GRANT M. FORD

Associate

gmf@iplawgroup.com
615-242-2400

EDUCATION
  • J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)

Grant Ford’s practice focuses on patent application drafting and prosecution in the fields of computer systems, computer networking, software, circuit design, memory architecture, display devices and power circuits. Mr. Ford was previously an associate at Sughrue Mion, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., where he prosecuted U.S. patent applications in technology areas that included computer systems, networking, software, and display devices. He served as a patent specialist at KORUS Patent, LLC in Lisle, IL, where he was responsible for drafting, editing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications. He spent five years in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner focused on computer networking arts.

Mr. Ford is a 2013 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Patent Office Practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Experience

REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS

  • 10,351,360    System and apparatus for print media manufacturing buffering and sorting, and corresponding method thereof
  • 10,308,405   Oil dispensing lid
  • 10,302,111      Expandable joint and universal fit headband
  • 10,272,711     System and apparatus for book block binding and method thereof
  • 10,246,277   System and apparatus for print media manufacturing buffering and sorting, and corresponding method thereof
  • 10,226,732    Diagnostic breather dryer
  • 10,213,725     Diagnostic breather dryer
  • 10,178,720    Low standby power control circuit for LED driver
  • 10,045,451    Lighting control system, expansion pack, and method of use
  • 10,041,984    Input voltage sense circuit for boost power factor correction in isolated power supplies
  • 9,980,396     Low profile magnetic component apparatus and methods
  • 9,946,807     System, method and computer program product for providing content based upon a representation of the same
  • 9,940,910     Apparatus and system for stretching a string of a musical instrument and corresponding method thereof
  • 9,928,295     Document relationship analysis system
  • 9,913,346     Surge protection system and method for an LED driver
Professional Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Professional Recognition
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Patent Office Practice, Spring 2013
Outside the Office
  • Not only is Grant highly skilled at smoking various cuts of meat, he is known to make fantastic batches of high-gravity beer while watching Tennessee football.