Tucker Griffith has over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law with extensive prosecution, litigation, due diligence and transactional experience within the domestic and international markets, representing clients ranging from entrepreneurs and start-ups to industry pioneers and multi-national companies.
Tucker’s practice covers a diverse intellectual property client portfolio, handling all aspects of intellectual property law, including procurement of patents, trademarks and copyrights; enforcement and litigation of intellectual property rights; negotiation of contracts and licenses; and provision of patentability, invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate legal opinions. As a registered patent attorney, he has advised clients and prepared and prosecuted utility and design patents in diverse markets and technical fields, including mechanical and electrical systems; medical devices; consumer products; power tools; optics/photonics/lasers; biotech; e-commerce systems; and autonomous vehicle technologies. He also has substantial experience in prosecuting trademark portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, Tucker has extensive litigation experience, representing clients in complex intellectual property matters at the federal district court and appellate levels, with extensive experience in motion practice, claim construction briefing and hearings, handling depositions and discovery, and expert practice. He has also represented clients in administrative review processes, including ITC proceedings, IPR, Reexamination and other post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, actions before the PTAB and TTAB, and international opposition proceedings.
Tucker’s approach to each client relationship includes working directly with the client to develop and maintain a complete intellectual property portfolio, and tailoring a specific business plan to adequately tap into each client’s growth potential.
Prior to joining the former Lathrop Gage LLP (one of the two firms that combined to form Lathrop GPM), Tucker worked for over 20 years at a Connecticut-based intellectual property boutique firm where he was a partner and focused on all aspects of intellectual property law.
Tucker received a B.S with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University with a focus on Life Sciences; and a J.D. with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
While in law school, Tucker was a member of the Connecticut Law Review and served as Managing Editor in 1997-98. Tucker has also written several papers and conducted seminars on intellectual property issues. Tucker is a member of Tau Beta Pi (the national engineering honor society), Pi Tau Sigma (the national mechanical engineering honor society), and several bar associations.
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University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1998
MALS, Wesleyan University, M.A., Liberal Studies, Life Sciences focus, 2010
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with distinction 1995