- Computer and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science & Software
- Electrical Engineering & Electronics
- Aerospace & Aeronautics
- Internet & E-Commerce
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- Automotive Technology
- Supreme Court of the United States, 2013
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2012
- District of Columbia, 2010
- Pennsylvania, 2009
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2009
Temple Law, Japan, Visiting Student, 2008
Drexel University, B.S., Computer Engineering, 2006
Patrick Griffin has practiced in all aspects of intellectual property and now focuses primarily on patent application writing and prosecution for electrical and computer patents in computer architecture, electronic commerce, database and distributed computing, telecommunications, digital displays and optics, complex financial models, and related software. In addition to his patent procurement expertise, Patrick specializes in freedom to operate opinions and strategic invention development consulting for key high technology areas.
Patrick cultivated his practical understanding of communicating engineering objectives in common language while studying Computer Engineering at Drexel University and working as network engineer for a leading petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer, where he designed enterprise and process control network infrastructures. After studying engineering, Patrick broadened the application of his technology expertise during law school, and by studying east/west transactions, international IP, and international cyberlaw in Japan. In addition, Patrick’s strong link to the legal community manifests in his volunteer work as an American Mock Trial Association tournament judge, as well as his service as President for the Cooley Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee.
Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2019-present
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2014-2018
Associate, Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC, 2009-2014
Computer Network Engineer Co-op, Sunoco, Inc., 2002-2006
- Writing and securing patents for an American multinational technology company concerning hardware, middleware, and software technologies relating to processing unit designs, fault tolerant computing, big data processing, artificial intelligence, and mobile software.
Writing and securing patents for American multinational conglomerate regarding high technology products for aircraft engines, aircraft environmental systems, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and military/commercial/industrial products.
Writing and securing patents for National automobile manufacturing company concerning converting mechanical systems to by-wire systems, automation of user operations, global positioning systems, and vehicle stability and control mechanisms.
Writing and securing patents for Swedish bearing and seal manufacturing company regarding condition monitoring of industrial bearings and seals.
Working with start-up and first time filers to develop their patent portfolio, e.g., preparation of a utility application for a commercial realty entity in preparation for their software application launch.
Cloudy with a chance of MORE CLOUDS!, Pennsylvania Bar Association IP Law Newsletter, Spring 2011
- December 19, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP, the fourth largest patent law firm in the U.S., welcomes the new year with the elevation of James Wimpe to its partnership. Also effective January 1, 2019, Associates Tina Dorr, Ph.D., Patrick Griffin, Alicia Hayter, Jared Howenstine, David Kincaid, Matteo Pedini, and Wanli Wu will be promoted to Counsel. Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., will be promoted to Senior Patent Agent.
- January 25, 2018
Cantor Colburn attorney Patrick S. Griffin has joined the board of directors of Lilypad, a nonprofit organization that provides a playspace in South Philadelphia to bring families together with playgroups, community events, and classes. His two year term appointment was made during Lilypad’s December meeting and starts January 2018.
- January 13, 2015
Cantor Colburn LLP associate Patrick Griffin appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, January 12, 2015 on behalf of a group of nine lawyers affiliated with Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
AMTA, Tournament Judge, Philadelphia ORCS, March 2012-2014
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Irish American Bar Association
Cooley Alumni Association
Drexel Athletics Board of Governors
Cooley Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee
- Board Member and Past Presidents Committee, 2017
- President, 2015-2016
- Vice President, 2014
- Secretary, 2013
- Board Member, 2011-2012
American Mock Trial Association Tournament Judge
- Lancaster Opening Round Championship, 2015-2016
- Philadelphia Regional Qualifying Tournament, 2011-2016
- Penn State Opening Round Championship Tournament, 2015
Lilypad, Member, Board of Directors, 2018-2020