Our Team Members

Christopher T. Griffith

Partner

Chris is a founding partner of Green Griffith.  As a seasoned IP trial lawyer with experience as lead counsel, Chris concentrates his practice in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology arts.

Chris has decades of experience in Hatch-Waxman litigation, leveraging his advocacy and technical skills to help clients shape successful litigation strategies.  He has represented both patentees and defendants in actions before the U.S. District Courts and in appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

As a partner to his clients, Chris provides strategic formulation development and pre-litigation guidance concerning IP issues affecting 505(b)(1), 505(b)(2) and ANDA applications.  Depending on the desired strategy, this guidance includes opinions and counseling on API and excipient selection, and formulation attributes and indications, regardless of whether the client focus is defending against or asserting Paragraph IV or Section viii challenges.    

Portfolio management relating to 505(b)(1) and 505(b)(2) applications, including the assessment of existing IP portfolios, and developing strategies for further enhancement of those portfolios, is also a significant part of his practice. 

He also possesses experience in inter partes review, reexaminations, reissues and post-grant proceedings under the AIA.

Chris enjoys lecturing and teaching, and is a former adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he developed a Master's level course in patent law, and taught that course for many years.

Prior to co-founding Green Griffith in 2015, Chris was Corporate Secretary of Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. and served on its Board of Directors.

Education

University of Houston, J.D. 
Michigan State University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Coursework in Biotechnology

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Speaking Engagements and Presentations