Latham honored for a complete defense verdict in an IP patent showdown and for preserving a precedent-setting securities victory in California's Supreme Court.
Max Grant is the former Global Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, which Chambers USA ranked as the top IP practice in the United States in 2022, is ranked Band 1 nationally and has won the Chambers Award for Excellence numerous times. The group’s development and trial capabilities were featured in a 2016 article in The Recorder.
Mr. Grant is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has successfully tried over 30 patent and IP cases to verdict. He also provides strategic business counseling on IP issues.
- Named the 2016 District of Columbia IP Litigator of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property
- Chambers ranks him Band 2 for IP Litigation as “a results-oriented attorney who delivers.” He is “strategic, aggressive in litigation and excellent in the courtroom,” has a “laser focus on key issues and execution of the approved plans” and is an “incredible professional, focused on business outcomes rather than only the legal ones.” – Chambers Global and Chambers USA
- Recognized by The Legal 500 since 2009 as “tough, tenacious [and] recommended” in the ITC; is an “experienced first-chair litigator” with “an excellent track record in life science cases.” – The Legal 500 US
- “Max Grant is at the top of his field – he is one of the best IP litigators in the United States. A former Navy SEAL, Max is tough and tenacious. But he is also smart, savvy and practical. Max adeptly orchestrates all of the assets on the battlefield, but he is always focused on the big picture—winning the war. He has a winning style that is a formidable blend of fearsomeness and respect. ” – The Legal 500 2020
- Recognized by IAM since 2011 “as a ferocious litigator” who is “cut from the finest cloth. He is an ‘outstanding leader’ with exceptional organizational skills. His trial skills are widely admired: ‘His presentation is pristine and he has a background that sits well with the courtroom.’” – IAM Patent 1000
- Recognized continuously since the 2010 edition of Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star
- Recognized three times with Innovative Lawyers Awards – Financial Times
Mr. Grant has secured high-profile wins for companies established and emerging, including NVIDIA, Schlumberger, Philip Morris International, Adobe, Monsanto, Daikin, Latchable, CrossMatch Technologies, InfoBionic, and InterDigital. He served as lead counsel for C.R. Bard; after a six-week trial in the US District Court of Arizona, the jury found that W.L. Gore willfully infringed Bard’s patent and upheld validity. The court enhanced damages, awarded fees, and imposed a compulsory license. The total award was over US$2.1 billion and the win was featured in a cover article in the November 2009 issue of The American Lawyer.
Mr. Grant joined Latham in 2002, after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2005 he was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the Patent Public Advisory Committee, a nine-member board that advises the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office on patent policy. Before attending law school, Mr. Grant served as an aide to Senator John McCain, a Navy SEAL team leader and a US Marine. He is the co-inventor of two patents.