Of Counsel

Jessica S. Gritton

Jessica is an experienced IP attorney with a broad technical background in both the physical and life sciences. She is experienced in all phases of patent portfolio management with particular expertise in the assessment of patent portfolio strengths and weaknesses, technology transactions, and patent disputes within the pharmaceutical industry. Jessica received an M.S. in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006, and a B.S. in Physics from University of Utah in 2002.She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2010.

Prior to joining Seed IP, Jessica served as an attorney at two large law firms in Texas, were she assisted on IP matters with a special focus on life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. She has significant experience with in intellectual property due diligence and technology transactions. Jessica is experienced in all areas of patent litigation, in particular Hatch-Waxman litigation. Her experience ranges from discovery through claim construction and trial in district courts, as well as in proceedings before the ITC, the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Harvard Law School

J.D. 2010

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biology

M.S. 2006

 

University of Utah

Physics

B.S. 2002

Jessica is admitted to the Texas State Bar, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and Life Science Washington.

Videos

“Postmarketing Regulatory Requirements and Life Cycle Management,” Ch 12 in Pre-ANDA Litigation 2d Ed., American Bar Association(2018)

“The Difficulty of Recovering Patent Damages to A Subsidiary,” Law360.com (2014)

"Licensee Estoppel: Practical Considerations,” Law360.com (2014)

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