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Gregory D. DeGrazia





University of Detroit Mercy Law School, J.D., 1999

University of Detroit, M.B.A., 1994

Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science, chemical engineering, 1987

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Greg DeGrazia's practice focuses on the protection of trade secrets and intellectual property throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. He has significant experience in intellectual property matters that arise in mergers and acquisitions, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and litigation in industries that include automated and connected vehicles, automotive, manufacturing, chemical and environmental.

Greg has practical, real-world experience from the first decade of his career, during which he was an automotive manufacturing engineer working in manufacturing, design release and advanced materials development. This experience affords him perspective that his clients find invaluable.

Representative Matters

Greg has more than a decade of experience in engineering across industries that include: automotive, advanced paint and material engineering, manufacturing and interior design. Specific experience includes:

  • Prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications to establish international intellectual property portfolios
  • Domestic and international intellectual property litigation
  • Negotiation of license agreements for domestic and foreign rights to intellectual property
  • Drafting and negotiating joint-development agreements
  • Negotiating licensing agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions matters
  • Protection and recovery of intellectual property through federal bankruptcy proceedings


Named as "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014

Named 2013 IP Star by Euro Money Magazine