Our Team Members

Christopher T. Griffith

Partner

Chris is a founding partner of Green Griffith. As a seasoned IP trial lawyer with over 30 years experience in IP law, Chris concentrates his practice in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical devices and biotechnology. He has been lead counsel in trials and appeals, representing both patentees and defendants before the U.S. District Courts and the Federal Circuit.

As a Hatch-Waxman expert, he partners with clients to provide strategic formulation, portfolio and pre-litigation counseling concerning IP and related FDA issues affecting 505(b)(1), 505(b)(2) and ANDA applications.  This has often involved developing strategies relating to formulation development, trade dress, labeling, Paragraph IV certifications, and FDA exclusivities, and then executing the desired strategy – whether this involves litigation in the federal courts, arbitration, or proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) – IPRs and PGRs. 

He also is highly skilled in assessing and developing IP portfolios.  In this role, Chris helps companies understand the role of IP as it pertains to business objectives, and then provides advice on how a company can develop and execute an effective IP strategy.  He also helps companies sort through competitor’s IP, providing freedom-to-operate opinions and guidance in connection with new product development.  His experience also extends to due diligence projects, where he has provided guidance to companies, venture capital and other investment groups seeking information relevant to valuation and risk assessment. 

Chris enjoys lecturing and teaching, and is a former adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, where he developed a Masters level course in patent law, and taught that course for over a decade.

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, Masters Coursework in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Professional Affiliations

Court Admissions

Honors

Representative Matters

Speaking Engagements and Presentations