• Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Japan, Visiting Student
  • Drexel University, B.S., Computer Engineering
Patrick S. Griffin
Professional Experience

Patrick has practiced in varying areas of intellectual property, with a current focus on patent application writing and patent prosecution. He is particularly experienced in freedom to operate opinions, as well as strategic invention development consulting in high technology fields.

Patrick cultivated his practical understanding of communicating engineering objectives in common language during undergraduate studies while 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.

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.

Professional Activities

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/Volunteer Activities

  • 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

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Supreme Court of the United States