Monica Grewal, co-chair of WilmerHale’s Post-Grant Proceedings Practice, was among three honorees recognized during the International Institute of New England’s (IINE) annual International Women’s Day Luncheon, which celebrates “immigrant women and daughters of immigrants who have made a profound difference in New England and the world.”
IINE highlighted Ms. Grewal’s work as an engineer with the US space programs—including the testing of spacesuits and shuttle environmental control systems—and NASA, recognizing her exemplary contribution to the Johnson Space Center Crew and Hubble Telescope Repair Mission. The March 8 event highlighted the “impact refugee and immigrant women have on our economy and our communities” and celebrated their achievements. “The high point of the event is a lively conversation between the three honorees about their careers, work-life balance, and their success in fields traditionally dominated by men,” IINE said.
Ms. Grewal is a Boston-based partner, and she focuses her practice on patent litigation, prosecution and post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review and covered business method reviews. She has experience in handling significant intellectual property matters for clients, including building strategic patent portfolios in a range of technology in the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, biomedical devices and computer engineering. Ms. Grewal serves on the Board of the Patent Trial and Appeal Bar Association as one of its founding members and previously served as the president of the Board of Governors of the Boston Patent Law Association. She is the founding member of the Boston Chapter of Chiefs of Intellectual Property—a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and connecting women in law, technology and policy—and spearheaded the chapter launch.