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Guerry L. Grune, M.S., Ph.D.
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Guerry L. Grune, M.S., Ph.D.

Patent Agent


*Practice limited to matters at federal courts and agencies, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2000
  • Education

    • Ph.D. (1992)
      North Carolina State University (Chemical Engineering)
    • M.S. (1982)
      University of Massachusetts (Chemical Engineering)
    • B.S. (1978)
      Duke University (Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry)


    • English
    • German

    Professional Experience

    • Engineering research experience: IBM, ABB Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical America, Praxair, and KM Limited
    • Patent law experience: Mitsubishi Chemical America, Praxair, Solvay, Cable Components Group, Ennis-Flint, Superior Oil and Gas, ePatentmanager, and Relevant IP

    Professional Membership

    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Licensing Executives Society
    • National Society of Patent Practitioners.
    • American Chemical Society
    • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • Society of Petroleum Engineers
    • Society of Plastics Engineers
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
    • International Society of Optical Engineering
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    • American Society of Testing and Materials

    Patents (as Inventor)

    • U.S. Patent 9,095,522, “High SPF transparent or translucent, cytoprotective, biodegradable, UV radiation resistant compositions.”
    • U.S. Patent 8,858,922, “Broad spectrum UVA stable, non-toxic, zinc oxide based complex.”
    • NU.S. Patent 8,557,264, “Glycerine based jelly compositions.”
    • U.S. Patent 8,481,771, “Biodiesel process.”
    • U.S. Patent 8,326,851, “Simultaneous intellectual property search and valuation system and methodology (SIPS-VSM).”
    • U.S. Patent 8,191,169, “Anti-microbial compounds used in garments for water based activities.”
    • U.S. Patent 8,129,133, “Devices and methods for the rapid, reliable detection and determination of acrylamide concentration in food substances and prevention of acrylamide formation in the same.”
    • U.S. Patent 7,731,554, “Wave-riding vehicle with shark locating and repelling system.”
    • U.S. Patent 7,507,132, “Transparent surfboard with shark locating and repelling system.”
    • U.S. Patent 7,393,903, “Devices and methods for the rapid, reliable detection and determination of acrylamide concentration in food substances and prevention of acrylamide formation in the same.”
    • U.S. Patent 7,043,173, “Toner hopper engagement device, a toner container, and a toner refill kit.”
    • U.S. Patent 6,907,205, “Coupling arrangement including drum and flange.”
    • U.S. Patent 6,866,841, “Non-endocrine disrupting cytoprotective UV radiation resistant substance.”
    • U.S. Patent 6,490,569, “System for combining life cycle assessment with activity based costing using a relational database software application.”
    • U.S. Patent 6,209,995, “Ink reservoir, ink reservoir refill container, and ink refill process.”
    • U.S. Patent 6,208,821, “Photosensitive drum having injection molded insert and method of forming same.”
    • U.S. Patent 6,159,345, “Method and apparatus for recovering and/or recycling solvents.”
    • U.S. Patent 6,017,665, “Charge generation layers and charge transport layers and organic photoconductive imaging receptors containing the same, and method for preparing the same.”


    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “LCAPIX: The LCAPIX Software Module for Life Cycle Assessment and Activity Based Costing,” Proc., of 1st Annual Life Cycle Assessment Conference, Washington, D.C., April (2000).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “LCAPIX: An EMS Tool Merging Activity Based Costing with Life Cycle Assessment; Case Studies,” 3rd Annual Green Chemistry Conference, Washington, D.C., July (1999).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Environmental Management Strategies for the 21st Century,” 2nd Annual Environmental Technologies Conference, New Orleans, September (1998).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “The PIX LCA Module: A 21st Century Approach to Providing Environmental Management Systems Which Mutually Enhance Profitability for Immediate and Longer Range Strategic Planning,” 215th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March (1998)
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “The Use of an EMS Software Tool to Simultaneously Provide LCA and ABC Analysis to Determine Strategic Direction,” Proc. of 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on The Environment, June (1997).
    • Grune, G.L., Author, “Low Temperature Viscosity Behavior of Transformer Oils,” Proceedings: Electrical Electronics Insulation Conference And Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Conference, 107-112, September 18-21, (1995).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Sensitivity Enhancement of Polyorganophosphazenenes to Radiation for E-beam Resist Applications,” Radtech Asia 3 UV/EB Conf. Expo., Conf. Proc. 396-402 (1993).


    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Combining Mathematical Modeling with Materials Development to Predict High Speed Telecommunications Cable Properties, The LaPlace Model,” Proc. Int. Wire Cable Symp. 44th, 269-277, (1995).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Radiation-Induced Modifications of Allylamino-Substituted Polyphosphazenes,” ACS Symp. Ser. 537 in Polymers for Microelectronics, 293-303, (1994).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Radiation Crosslinking of Some Polyphosphazenes and Possible Applications in Microlithography,” 35 Polym. Prepr. 876-7 (1994).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Radiation-Induced Modifications of Allylamino-Substituted Polyphosphazenes,” ACS Abstr. No. 450, 113, 94(18), 20 pp. 1994.
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Transmission and Distribution Class Voltage Sensors Using Poled Polymers. A Proposal,” 35 Polym. Prepr. 230 (1994).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Sensitivity Enhancement of Polyoraganophosphazenes to Radiation with 2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 6-hexakis (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) Cyclotriphosphazene Monomer and its Application for Negative Resists,” A31 J. Macromol. Sci., Pure Appl. Chem. 1193-206 (1994).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Radiation-Induced Crosslinking and Grafting of Two Polyphosphazene Elastomers,” 4 Polym. Adv. Technol. 341-347 (1993).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Radiation-Induced Modifications of Allyamino-Substituted Polyphosphazenes,” Chemical Abstr. No. 354, 93(18), p.17, (1993).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “The Effects of Radiation on Newly Synthesized Allylamino-Substituted Polyphosphazenes,” 66 Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 259-60 (1992)
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Assessing the Potential of Polyphosphazenes as Resists for Semiconductor Microlithography,” 32 Polym. Prepr. 34-35 (1991).
    • Grune, G.L., Author, “Wire and Cable Material Selection for The 90’s,” 39th International Wire & Cable Symposium Proceedings, 634-641 (1990).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “An Initial Investigation on the Accelerated Aging and Lifetime Predictions of Wire and Cable Insulations Used for Local Network Installations,” 34th Proc. Int. Wire Cable Symp. 187-212 (1985).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Accelerated Aging of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film in Elevated Temperature and Humidity Environments,” Proc. of the International Coil Winding Association, 210-220, (1985).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “The Synthesis and Characterization of Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Model Compounds,” 106 Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 383-99 (1984).
    • Grune, G.L., Co-Author, “Evaluation of Shrinkage Forces and Thermal Transitions of Fluorinated Ethylene-Propylene (FEP) Cable Insulations and Buffered Optic Fibers at Low Temperatures,” 33rd Proc. Int. Wire Cable Symp. 187-212 (1984).
    • Grune, G.L., Author, “Composite Materials for Local Area Network Communications Cable,” 32nd Proc. Int. Wire Cable Symp. 255-267 (1983).
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