Jason P. Grier

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

The drive and determination that Jason Grier developed for nearly two decades as a highly competitive distance runner, also shapes his practice as an intellectual-property litigator. Jason primarily practices before federal district courts and administrative tribunals such as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). He has nationwide experience litigating all types of intellectual-property disputes, including cases in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, the Central District of California, the District of Delaware and the Eastern District of Texas. Jason's varied experience includes working with technologies such as medical devices, next-generation sequencing, digital PCR, electronics, software and consumer products. He has also handled inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB.

Jason's IP practice benefits from his practical scientific background. He served as in-house counsel for a start-up biotech company, and worked at Emory University in the lab of renowned antiviral researcher Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi, where he conducted research in the field of antiviral drug discovery.

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  • Represents one of the world’s largest healthcare services companies in a case involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract.
  • Represents a well-known home-furnishings and décor company in all types of intellectual-property litigation, including patent and trademark infringement actions (both offensive and defensive).
  • Represents a prestigious research university in pursing patent infringement claims involving digital PCR technology used to detect abnormalities in biological samples.
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Experience

  • Represents one of the world’s largest healthcare services companies in a case involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract.
  • Represents a well-known home-furnishings and décor company in all types of intellectual-property litigation, including patent and trademark infringement actions (both offensive and defensive).
  • Represents a prestigious research university in pursing patent infringement claims involving digital PCR technology used to detect abnormalities in biological samples.
  • Trial counsel for a Fortune 500 company. Successfully defended company against patent infringement allegations, and the district court's decision on summary judgment invalidating patent under Section 101 was affirmed in precedential opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Represents one of the world’s largest healthcare services companies in a case involving allegations of patent infringement related to certain medical devices.
  • Represented a major athletic apparel company in defending against patent infringement allegations involving a well-known fitness tracking application. 
  • Represented a prestigious research university in defending against patent infringement allegations involving magnetic resonance imaging technology.
  • Represented a university’s research foundation in a patent royalty dispute with a large pharmaceutical company pursuant to an arbitration clause in a license agreement.
  • Member of trial team that defended the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia against allegations that the Regents’ members and Georgia State University administrators systematically encouraged faculty members to commit copyright infringement through sanctioned use of electronic reserve systems.
  • Represented a biotechnology company in a complex patent infringement action involving DNA sequencing-by-synthesis technology.
  • Represented a biotechnology client in multiple inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Analyzes and responds to demand letters, conducts patent due diligence, performs portfolio analysis, drafts intellectual-property license agreements, and provides advice relating to patent infringement and validity, as well as trade secret law.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Intellectual Property in Georgia (2018)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Intellectual Property Litigation  (2016 to 2018)

Memberships

  • Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Georgia Tech Bar Association

Community

  • Georgia Tech Letterwinners Club (members are former letter-winning athletes at Georgia Tech)

Pro Bono

  • Represents the Alternative Baseball Organization, a non-profit developmental baseball league for teens and adults with autism and other special needs.

Prior Positions

  • Zirus, Inc.: In-House Counsel
  • Emory University: Lab of Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 74,502
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2009, cum laude; Georgia State University Law Review, Associate Editor; F.A. O'Daniel Law Scholarship, Recipient
  • M.S., Biology, Georgia State University, 2006
  • B.S., Applied Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001, with high honors