Gregory A. Grissett

Associate

Philadelphia
T +1.215.564.3013
F +1.215.568.3439

Overview

Gregory Grissett helps global corporations navigate complex intellectual property issues related to product development, marketing and capital investment, with experience spanning the apparel, textile, sporting goods, oil extraction, automotive, furniture, medical device and consumer products industries. Gregory has a rare combination of experience in the international and business aspects of intellectual property (IP). He lived and worked in Paris, France, where he gained experience in U.S. and European patent procurement and enforcement. He also has business experience working with a major global materials corporation in IP management and licensing roles. Gregory's international perspective and practical experience help companies proactively manage IP development and enforcement issues unique to complex global business operations.

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  • Assists a major medical device company in developing and managing global patent portfolios for spine, trauma and cranio-maxillofacial medical devices. 
  • Assists a company that develops and manufactures upstream oil well equipment in expanding its U.S. and international patent portfolios and streamlining internal operations to help maximize IP procurement. 
  • Helped a major global corporation evaluate patent infringement concerning sporting goods across the U.S. and Europe, and then developed and implemented a licensing program resulting in supplemental licensing revenues for the corporation. 
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Experience

  • Assists a major medical device company in developing and managing global patent portfolios for spine, trauma and cranio-maxillofacial medical devices. 
  • Assists a company that develops and manufactures upstream oil well equipment in expanding its U.S. and international patent portfolios and streamlining internal operations to help maximize IP procurement. 
  • Helped a major global corporation evaluate patent infringement concerning sporting goods across the U.S. and Europe, and then developed and implemented a licensing program resulting in supplemental licensing revenues for the corporation. 
  • Assisted a major apparel manufacturer in developing and managing U.S. and international patent portfolios and enforcing utility and design patents against a competitor. 
  • Assisted a major automotive supplier in streamlining global patent procurement operations and leveraging PCT strategies to better manage national patent prosecution activities. 
  • Assisted a major aerospace supplier in developing and managing U.S. and international patent portfolios. 
  • Helped a building products supplier assess IP risks related to a technology acquisition and manage those risks through deal closing and ongoing business operations. 
  • Assisted an electronic coupon and reverse logistics management company in developing U.S. patents and assessing patent risk. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • Unilever, Inc.: Scientist
  • Freudenberg Nonwovens L.P.
    • Development Engineer
    • Intellectual Property Manager

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 59,910
  • North Carolina
  • [Not admitted in Pennsylvania]

Education

  • J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2008, cum laude
  • M.S., Textile Technology, North Carolina State University, 2003
  • B.S., Textile Technology, North Carolina State University, 2000