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rgaffin@grandlaw.com

Office: 616-458-7900
Fax: 616-458-7997

Assistant: Amy Vedder
avedder@grandlaw.com
Phone: 616-458-7900

Richard A. Gaffin

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Intellectual Property Litigation including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation.

Complex Commercial Litigation including software, business tort, contract and non-compete litigation.

Intellectual Property Counseling including advising clients on the protection of inventions and developments and licensing of intellectual property rights.


HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

Selected as a Michigan Intellectual Property Litigation Super Lawyer for many years. 

Selected as a Michigan Best Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation for many years including selected as the 2015 Grand Rapids Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer of the Year.

Member of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inns of Court – Master

Frequent lecturer on intellectual property and related topics to industry and professional organizations and author of the Michigan chapter of Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide published by Wolters Kluwer.

Member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association and Grand Rapids Bar Association.

President, Kentwood Economic Development Corporation

Board Member, Cherry Health Foundation


PRACTICE ADMISSIONS

United States District Courts for the Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Michigan, Eastern District of Texas and  Southern District of Texas

United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Federal Circuits.

Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


EDUCATION
Washington College of Law, American University Law School – Washington, D.C., J.D. 1979

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1976