Practice Areas



  • 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

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Patrick S. Griffin

Washington, D.C.

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.

Experience Highlights

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

Representative Matters

  • 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



AMTA, Tournament Judge, Philadelphia ORCS, March 2012-2014

Professional Affiliations

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

Community/Civic Involvement

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