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

Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin


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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Computers
  • Software & Electronics
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • IP Licensing & Transfers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Payments & E-Commerce
  • Nuclear
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions
  • Energy Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Medical Devices
  • Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) Defense
  • Product Design & Trade Dress
  • Universities & Research Institutes
  • Automotive
  • Digital Economy
  • Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8233
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

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

Griff manages patent portfolios for large, multinational corporations and leading research institutions. His clients include Fortune 100 companies, technology sector leaders, emerging companies 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, semiconductor devices and fabrication, wireless communications, networks, computing, 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

Advises a Fortune 50 healthcare corporation on intellectual property matters, including counseling, prosecution and portfolio management.
Provides domestic and international patent prosecution and counseling services to a Fortune 100 multinational technology company.
Provides patent prosecution, counseling and licensing advice to a 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 (2007-2015)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004, 2008-2010, 2013-2015)

Named among the “The World's Leading Patent Practitioners” by IAM Patent 1000 (2013-2014)

Selected for inclusion in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars (2013-2014)


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Office Information

Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin

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


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