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Patricia A. Griffin

Patricia A. Griffin

Vice President and General Counsel
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Patricia A. Griffin is vice president and general counsel at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this position, Ms. Griffin serves as the Institute’s chief governance officer and oversees the administration of ANSI’s legal affairs. She provides counsel to all of the Institute’s program-oversight committees, including those groups responsible for ANSI’s domestic standards and conformity assessment accreditation programs. In addition, she supports the Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC).

Ms. Griffin joined ANSI in 2004 after nearly twenty years in private practice. At ANSI, she is responsible for providing the Institute with guidance and counsel on a wide range of matters, including litigation and commercial disputes, as well as patent, trademark, and copyright issues. During her 12 years at ANSI, Ms. Griffin has been involved in all aspects of the Institute’s development of the ANSI Patent Policy and of ANSI’s positions relating to the incorporation of essential patents or other proprietary intellectual property in national, regional, or international standards. She is the principal staff person at ANSI responsible for providing guidance and counsel to the ANSI Patent Group and its successor, the ANSI Intellectual Property Policy Committee, including the various task forces and working groups that have been created by these Policy Committees over the years.

Ms. Griffin came to ANSI from the New York City office of King & Spalding where five of her ten years were spent as a litigation partner. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 1985 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She also served as a contributing author to, and as executive editor of, the Albany Law Review. Ms. Griffin is admitted to practice in New York; New York State Court; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District, New York.

ANSI is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments. ANSI accredits national standards developing organizations and approves American National Standards. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards, with programs for all types of certification and verification bodies, including those for products/products/services, personnel, and greenhouse gas emissions. It is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum, the Pacific Area Standards Congress, and the Pan American Standards Commission.

November 2016


ANSI is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments. ANSI accredits national standards developing organizations and approves American National Standards. It is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also a member of the International Accreditation Forum, the Pacific Area Standards Congress, and the Pan American Standards Commission.

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