Griffin Deadwick

Associate
Griffin Deadwick

Griffin Deadwick focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and intellectual property (IP) transactions in the technology sector. With a background in physics, Griffin aids clients working on a wide array of technologies, including computational, electrical, and mechanical devices. He relies on his litigation experience to help draft stronger patents and IP agreements and uses his prosecution skills to help interpret patents in litigation and gauge the relationships of patents in transactional matters. Griffin also performs some trademark prosecution work, protecting clients' branding before the trademark arm of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

At Venable, Griffin pairs his deep interest in technology with his love for the law and legal writing. Treating patents as complex pieces of art and IP agreements as a means to protect this art, he meticulously drafts patent applications, cleverly litigates patent matters, and perceptively constructs and analyzes IP agreements. He helps clients in the technology realm attack patent-infringement claims, file patent-infringement claims against others, protect patentable inventions, and secure favorable deals involving the transfer and/or licensing of IP.

Griffin's love for technology informed his college studies. He selected physics courses on computer and electronics topics, including physical computing, which involved sending and receiving data from microcontrollers and piecing together circuits to create and modify devices such as oscilloscopes, velocity readers (speed guns), speakers, 556 timers, and other devices. Furthermore, his background gives him proficiency in various programming languages, including Java, Python, and C++.

In law school, Griffin focused his studies on intellectual property and technology. He also honed his writing and editing skills as an articles editor at the International Law Journal. In his final year at Cornell, Griffin participated in the Cornell Tech program, where he took various technology-focused courses and earned a spot on the Dean's List.

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Cornell Law School 2023
    • Articles editor, International Law Journal
  • B.A. Physics and English University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2020

Bar Admissions

  • New York