S. Gregory Herrman


Greg Herrman focuses his practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution, with an emphasis in software and computer-related technologies. His substantial technical background makes Greg uniquely suited to handle cases and counsel clients on patent issues in these areas.

His practice embraces a wide range of other technologies, including medical devices, semiconductors, digital imaging, cellular communications, network security, and aviation.

Patent Litigation

Greg has represented clients in district court, in post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), and on appeal at the Federal Circuit. He has been to trial several times and has experience arguing in Markman hearings and at the PTAB. He has negotiated resolution on behalf of several clients to avoid costly litigation.

Greg brings a unique skillset to each case: a substantial technical background and the ability to simplify complex technical issues for judges and juries.

Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Greg is a registered patent attorney who manages the portfolios for several large companies. He has successfully defended patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) in both inter partes reviews and reexaminations.

Technical Experience

Prior to practicing law, Greg worked for 10 years as a software engineer, developing business process, database, and graphic simulation software. He earned his master of science in computer science from George Washington University and his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama.

Pro Bono

Greg is active in Blank Rome’s pro bono program that represents veterans needing VA benefits, successfully obtaining benefits in several cases. In recognition of his commitment to pro bono, he was named to the 2017 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, and awarded "High Honors" for his dedicated hours of service.


  • SSL, in asserting its patent against Citrix where jury found patent to be valid and willfully infringed. SSL Services, LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc. et al., 2:08-cv-00158, Eastern District of Texas (Marshall).
  • LG, against charges that its smartphone antennas infringed ITRI patents. Industrial Technology Research Institute v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al, 3:14-cv-02834, Southern District of California (San Diego).
  • LG, in patent infringement lawsuit involving mobile hotspot technology on LG smartphones. Concinnitas LLC et al. v. LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc., 2:14-cv-1043, Eastern District of Texas (Marshall).
  • SAP, against charges of infringing cloud computing patents, including copending inter partes reviews at the PTAB. Clouding IP, LLC v. SAP AG et al., 1:13-cv-01456, District of Delaware.
  • National Student Clearinghouse, in patent infringement action brought by competitor. Credentials, Inc. v. National Student Clearinghouse, 2:08-cv-6, Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk).

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  • 2017, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll



  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
Professional Activities
  • Giles S. Rich Inn of Court



  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims


  • University of Alabama, BS
  • Catholic University of America, JD
  • George Washington University, MS