Brandon Griffith is Co-Chair and a Member in Miller Johnson’s Intellectual Property practice group, focusing on representing clients in business-critical protection, ownership, and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.
Mr. Griffith counsels companies in the complexities of managing their business and IP strategy, from preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, to advising clients in the transactional context of developing, using and owning technology and intellectual property in their relationships with third parties (e.g., licensing agreements, development agreements, service agreements, supply agreements, merger and acquisition transactions, etc.). Clients appreciate his ability to distill a complex legal issue down to its essential parts and convey that information in an organized, easily-understood manner.
Mr. Griffith provides technical experience to defend our clients’ IP interests through:
- Devising strategies for protecting and developing intellectual property assets
- Reviewing competitive landscapes to identify potential infringers
- Advising on freedom-to-operate issues for new products and services, including collaborative design-around counseling
- Performing due diligence reviews of intellectual property portfolios
- Negotiating and advising on various forms of commercial and technology agreements involving intellectual property
Mr. Griffith has handled multifaceted matters in the mechanical, electromechanical, and computer arts across a diverse range of industries and products, including most notably medical devices, automotive components and control systems, industrial equipment, consumer electronics, and athletic equipment.
Professional Affiliations, Honors, and Activities
Mr. Griffith has practiced law for eleven years and was recognized as a Michigan “Super Lawyers” Rising Star in 2018 and 2020. He has been named a 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law.
Mr. Griffith is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and Michigan Intellectual Property Association. Prior to becoming an attorney, he spent five years in various engineering and supply management roles with a large Tier 1 automotive supplier. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Mr. Griffith received his law degree in 2010 from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 2003 from the University of Notre Dame.