J. Gregory Chrisman


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Greg Chrisman is a partner at Pearne & Gordon LLP.  He counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including patent portfolio management and strategy and licensing of patents.  Greg advises and renders opinions regarding the patentability of inventions, freedom to operate, infringement and validity and has experience in drafting and negotiating various business agreements and documents including confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.

He also prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and mechanical arts, and has experience filing trademark and copyright applications.  Additionally, he has expertise in counseling pharmaceutical companies on early market opportunities, particularly in the field of “Paragraph IV” brand-generic litigation, and other matters related to drug approval, development of Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) strategies, product launch management and exclusivity/forfeiture issues.

Prior to entering the legal field, Greg worked as a process engineer for the L’Oreal USA Corporation and for the Washington Group International Corporation. He was responsible for chemical process design projects and the industrial scale-up of batch processes for preparing cosmetic and personal-care products.

Greg is a member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Intellectual Property law Association.


University of Akron School of  Law, J.D., 2007
Certificate in Intellectual  Property
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Ohio University, 2000


Ohio Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office