Mr. Griffin was the founder and director of the firm and although retired from the practice of law he lends his considerable knowledge to the Firm through consultation. He was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1925. He graduated with an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Virginia in 1951 and received his law degree from George Washington University in 1959. He was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1960, and to the Virginia Bar in 1967. Mr. Griffin is a former Patent Examiner; he was one of the first to examine computer-related applications, and has particular expertise in computer-related technology, but practiced in all phases of intellectual property law.