Established in 1960, Griffin & Szipl, P.C. specializes in intellectual property; namely, patent, copyright, trademark, unfair trade and related legal matters such as licensing and franchising. The firm engages in prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, and in all phases of intellectual property litigation. Members of the firm have handled all manner of complex, international intellectual property matters, including technology transfers, international arbitrations and proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission. The firm handles all technical disciplines and operates fully in German and Japanese, including providing in-house translations.
The firm's Arlington office is very near the United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (which hears all appeals for U.S. patent cases), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (the Court in which suits against the United States Patent and Trademark Office are heard), and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which is becoming a popular venue for IP litigants.