Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin

Phone404.853.8233

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Computers
  • Software & Electronics
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • IP Licensing & Transfers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Digital Economy
  • Payments & E-Commerce
  • Automotive
  • Nuclear
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Energy Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Medical Devices
  • Non-Practicing Entity
  • Product Design & Trade Dress
  • Universities & Research Institutes
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8233
Fax: 404-853-8806
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Malvern-Griff-U-Griffin
 
University Auburn University, B.S.E.E., cum laude
 
Law SchoolThe University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude Editor, Journal of the Legal Profession
 
Admitted1993, Georgia; 1995, Alabama; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Contributing Editor, Fintech Law Report
Former Chair, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Guest Lecturer, Kennesaw State Executive MBA Program, IP Law, (2010-present)
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, Licensing Executives Society
Member, Association of University Technology Managers
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Intellectual Property Committee, Atlanta Bar Association

 
BornHuntsville, Alabama, June 26, 1965
 
Biography

Griff manages patent portfolios for large, multinational corporations and leading research institutions. His clients include Fortune 100 companies, technology sector leaders and universities. He counsels clients on the development and expansion of their IP portfolios. Griff leverages his education in electrical engineering and work experience in the telecommunication industry to advise clients in establishing and protecting patents related to computer hardware and software, wired and wireless communications, electronics, financial and medical transactions, and display technology.

Griff writes opinions, prosecutes patents, handles reexaminations, performs clearance studies (for example, freedom to operate), develops and negotiates licensing agreements, performs intellectual property due diligence, manages IP portfolios and conducts intellectual property audits. Griff is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Experience
Sutherland advises Fortune 50 healthcare corporation on intellectual property matters.

Sutherland provides patent prosecution and counseling services to global leader in wireless communications.

Sutherland provides general patent advice to leading payment processing service and technology provider.

Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of intellectual property (2007-2014)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004, 2008-2010, 2013-2014)

Named among the The World's Leading Patent Practitioners by IAM Patent 1000 (2013)

Selected for inclusion in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars (2013)

 
ISLN900654419
 

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Alice v. CLS Bank: U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
Christopher J. Chan,Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin,Brian H. Tompkins, July 3, 2014
On June 19, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Alice Corporation. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. et al., a high-profile patent case involving the scope of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In a unanimous decision, the Court affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...


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Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996




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