Assistant: Amy Vedder
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
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
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