Grant H. Peters Partner
Grant is an experienced attorney with a broad national and international practice focused on intellectual property development, management, protection, and enforcement for a broad spectrum of businesses and technologies.
He regularly counsels clients on IP issues including patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution; patent and trademark litigation, clearance, validity, and infringement opinions; IP due diligence investigations; IP audits; and Internet issues. He also provides counsel to a variety of clients which have a focus on green technology and green, sustainable, and fair trade business.
Grant's patent prosecution practice involves mechanical, electromechanical, system, business methods, design, and plant patents. He has filed, prosecuted, and/or secured thousands of patents, trademarks, and copyrights domestically and internationally, and uses that experience to counsel clients on the development of intellectual property strategies and portfolios.
Prior to practicing law, Grant was an engineer and patent specialist for Interand Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of videographic teleconferencing systems. He also worked for Rockwell International Corporation in the areas of commercial and general avionics as well as printed circuit board design and production.
Grant earned his B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa, and earned his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Grant is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals for the 7th and Federal Circuits, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois.
Grant is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Science and Technology Law's Internet of Things Committee; the Industrial Designers Society of America; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Internet of Things Community Group; and the Licensing Executives Society's Internet of Things Committee. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in intellectual property. He has been listed among Illinois Super Lawyers. Since 2014, Grant has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of patent law.
In the Community
Grant actively participates in and organizes community action projects, frequently working with a diverse group of local and national charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He has served as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Chicago Sinai Congregation and serves on its House Committee, Interfaith Committee, Islamic Relations Group, and Social Action Committee. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America - Chicago Area Council and has served on the Board of Directors of the Suzuki-Orff School of Music. He has volunteered for Cabrini Green Tutoring, Habitat for Humanity, and Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy relief projects.