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Geoffrey K. Gavin
Of Counsel

Contact

(T) +1.404.581.8646
(F) +1.404.581.8330

Education

  • University of Alabama (J.D. summa cum laude 1999; Order of the Coif; Editor, Law Review; Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award); Duke University (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia; Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, Eastern District of Texas, and Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama; and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

With more than 15 years of experience and appearances in district courts in more than a dozen states and at the ITC, Geoffrey Gavin advises clients on important IP matters, including patent litigation, PTAB litigation, and strategic IP counseling. He has experience with numerous technologies across a wide variety of industries, including wireless telecommunications, data encryption and computer security, LED lighting, automotive products, medical devices, video and image processing, packaging, and athletic footwear and equipment.

Geoffrey has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in significant patent litigation matters throughout the U.S. He has argued and presented at numerous claim construction, dispositive motion, and other hearings. Recent engagements for clients include competitor patent litigation related to indoor lighting and automotive products.

Geoffrey also represents both patent owners and challengers in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In one engagement, he led a PTAB team that used inter partes review (IPR) proceedings to successfully challenge three patents asserted by Intellectual Ventures against numerous aspects of Compass Bank's online banking operations. The PTAB determined that the key claims of the three IV patents were unpatentable, and the PTAB decisions IV elected to appeal were upheld by the Federal Circuit.

Geoffrey is a member of the Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association and a Master in the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized for intellectual property litigation in The Best Lawyers in America (2017-2018)

    Recognized numerous times for intellectual property litigation in Georgia Super Lawyers
Geoffrey Gavin