Joerg-Uwe V.  Szipl

Washington, D.C. area
1900 Duke Street, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
D: 703-518-4502
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Bridget Burke
D: 703.518.4517

Joerg-Uwe has nearly 40 years of global experience in litigation, prosecution, opinion work, and licensing of patent, trademark, and copyright cases. Specifically, he represents clients in diverse technologies, such as computer software, electronics, physics, chemistry and polymer science, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, automobile technology, and consumer products. 

Before joining Merchant & Gould, Joerg-Uwe was the president and owner of his own IP law firm, Griffin and Szipl PC.  Prior to that, he was an associate with Cushman, Darby and Cushman in Washington, D.C., and a consultant with Nakamura and Partners in Tokyo, Japan.


Johns Hopkins University
B.A. Chemistry

George Washington University


Virginia State Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. International Trade Commission
U.S. Supreme Court.