Clients value my deep experience and sound judgment, as well as my collaborative style. I always weigh the range of concerns that affect their cases, such as potential gains, costs, and practical problems that could be created by trying to devote time and attention to pursuing a lawsuit while also trying to run a business. I consider each factor and give clients a straightforward assessment and strategic recommendation backed up with the reasons why I think it's the right path to choose.
With a highly regarded ability to balance practical, legal, and financial issues for clients, John “Jack” Griem concentrates his practice on intellectual property disputes and related litigation. He advocates for clients in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases involving the pharmaceutical, diagnostic testing, medical products, consumer electronic, and semiconductor industries, among others. His clients are based across the United States and around the world, and he advises on cross-border matters in such countries as Israel, China, and Canada. Jack co-chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property department.
Bringing a diverse set of strategic skills to his practice, Jack represents clients in every phase of a dispute, from pre-suit investigation through trial and appeal, as well as in parallel or separate U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings. He brings and defends against claims for damages and injunctive relief, and pursues recovery of attorneys’ fees where appropriate. Jack possesses a particularly in-depth knowledge of the issues that surface in complex pharmaceutical patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Jack also leads the firm’s cybersecurity and data privacy practice. He coordinates a cross-functional group of attorneys to advise clients on developing, strengthening, testing, and enforcing their information protection policies and procedures. He also provides counsel on information security breaches and potential related litigation.
With more than 25 years of experience and a long track record of fluidly handling a variety of IP matters, Jack uses all the tools in his arsenal to help clients achieve their goals, enforce their rights, or defend against unfair or incorrect infringement claims. He enjoys assessing scenarios involving complicated or cutting-edge technology, discerning how they apply to the law, and creating tactics to help the organizations he serves protect their valuable intangible property and optimally address their issues. Jack’s skill at thinking practically and predicting where matters are likely headed helps clients save money and get their cases resolved efficiently.
Jack served as a Special Professor of Law at his alma mater, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where he taught “Biotechnology and the Law.” Although he is well-versed in the world of complicated scientific and intellectual property issues, Jack also recognizes and respects the human factor present in all matters. His education in psychology informs his understanding of how humans process information, how they make decisions, and how their brains work. He meshes his people skills with his technical skills, which enhances his ability to serve clients.