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Offit Kurman Well Represented in PIPLA

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2020

Offit Kurman attorney R Touhey Myer was elected as President of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (“PIPLA”), while Joseph Mathew was elected to the PIPLA Board and Gregory Grissett presented a CLE course on issues in patent law from the past year at the annual PIPLA Year-in-Review meeting.

PIPLA is an organization of Intellectual Property lawyers and law student affiliates primarily in the Greater Philadelphia area. Through regular meetings, sponsored CLE opportunities, and amicus briefs, PIPLA promotes the development and understanding of Intellectual Property Law.

At Offit Kurman, R Touhey Myer, Joseph Mathew, and Gregory Grissett are part of the intellectual property group. R Touhey Myer focuses his practice on litigating complex patent matters before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Touhey practices before the USPTO, prosecuting patent and trademark matters. Touhey has particular experience evaluating the market value of patent portfolios to determine the viability of litigation campaigns for his clients.

Joseph Mathew focuses on domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation, validity analysis support, infringement analysis support, and due diligence. He works on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for clients ranging from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups in emerging technology fields. Joseph has helped prosecute patent applications in technology areas including prosthetics, surgical tools, computer hardware, microelectronics, optics, and drug delivery. He also has experience in patent acquisition and IP licensing.

Gregory Grissett helps businesses navigate complex intellectual property issues related to product development, marketing and capital investment, with experience spanning the apparel, textile, sporting goods, medical device, oil & gas, automotive, furniture, and consumer products industries. He has a rare combination of experience in the international and business aspects of intellectual property. Gregory 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. His international perspective and practical experience help companies proactively manage IP development and enforcement issues unique to complex business operations.

For more information about our intellectual property group, visit here.

 

 

ABOUT R TOUHEY MYER

R Touhey Myer focuses his practice on litigating complex patent matters before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Additionally, Touhey practices before the USPTO, prosecuting patent, and trademark matters. Touhey has particular experience evaluating the market value of patent portfolios to determine the viability of litigation campaigns for his clients. Before joining Offit Kurman, Touhey served as an Assistant Solicitor for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Managing Partner of the Delaware Office for a boutique patent firm based in Philadelphia. An active member of the local intellectual property community, Touhey serves as the President-Elect for the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA).

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT JOSEPH MATHEW

Joe’s practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation, validity analysis support, infringement analysis support, and due diligence.

Joe works on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for clients ranging from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups in emerging technology fields. Joe has helped prosecute patent applications in technology areas including prosthetics, surgical tools, computer hardware, microelectronics, optics, and drug delivery. He also has experience in patent acquisition and IP licensing.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT GREGORY GRISSETT

Gregory Grissett helps businesses navigate complex intellectual property issues related to product development, marketing and capital investment, with experience spanning the apparel, textile, sporting goods, medical device, oil & gas, automotive, furniture, 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 business operations.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing full-service law firms in the United States. With 14 offices in seven states, and the District of Columbia, and growing by 50% in two years through expansions in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, Offit Kurman is well-positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the individuals who own and operate them. For over 30 years, we’ve represented privately held companies and families of wealth throughout their business life cycles.

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