Gregory J. Krabacher

Greg Krabacher is a partner whose practice includes a wide range of intellectual property and information technology matters, including counseling, registration, compliance, transactions and litigation. His background in computer science and engineering includes four years with management consulting firm Accenture.

Greg's litigation practice includes disputes in state and federal courts, predominantly those involving technology and computer software, infringement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, trade dress, and right of publicity, and unfair competition and false advertising claims. In addition, he represents clients in arbitrations and mediations, administrative hearings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and arbitrations before ICANN approved internet domain name dispute resolution organizations.

A registered patent attorney, Greg’s intellectual property work includes prosecuting patent applications in the computer sciences, electro-mechanical and simple mechanical arts, and performing analysis for patent opinions of right to use, non-infringement, design around and invalidity. He advises clients on all aspects of trademark portfolio management, including pre-filing clearance, application filing strategy, prosecution, maintenance, monitoring, and pre-litigation enforcement and negotiation. He similarly prosecutes copyright applications and provides counsel on the protection of trade secrets.

Greg’s transactional practice includes drafting and negotiating intellectual property and information technology license agreements and assignments.

Greg's e-discovery practice includes advising clients on their rights and obligations in connection with the preservation and production of electronically stored information, including in the pre-litigation, litigation and public records contexts. He is the author of many of the firm's protocols for conducting electronic discovery and is an active participant in local and national groups establishing best practices in this area. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating electronic discovery protocols and in briefing and oral advocacy related to claims of spoliation, motions to compel and motions for protective order.

Additionally, Greg leads the response team when clients experience data breach. Greg also counsels clients on a range of cybersecurity legal issues related to breach prevention, legal and regulatory compliance and litigation.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Senior Vice President for Membership and Executive Board Member, Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Graduate, Leadership Columbus Class of 2015
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Member, InfraGard
  • Member, The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production
  • Member, Columbus Friends of E-Discovery
  • Member, Central Ohio Intellectual Property Law Association

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presenter, “Privacy and Cybersecurity: Best Practices, Potential Claims to Avoid,” Midwest Financial Services Regulatory and Compliance Conference, August 2015
  • Presenter, “FRCP Rules Proposal: A Look At The 2015 Rules Package,” Columbus Friends of E-Discovery, May 2015
  • Presenter, “Where Innovation Intersects Intellectual Property Law," OSBA Capital Conference, November 2014
  • Presenter, “License Agreement Litigation: Factors that Trigger Disputes," The Ohio State Bar Association, April 2014
  • Presenter, “Negotiating Software Contracts: What Every School Should Know Before Signing on the Dotted Line,” Ohio School Boards Association's Cyberlaw Seminar, March 2014
  • Presenter, “Mitigating Risks Online,” Ohio Society of Association Executives, November 2012
  • Author, "Getting Lost in Evidence," Legal Strategy Review, July 2009
  • Author, "Businesses Discovering Cost Savings Through Cooperation in the Courts," Business First, April 2009
  • Author, "Ohio Appellate Court Vacates Trademark Counterfeiting Conviction," Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Newsletter, March 2009
  • Author, "Revocation of Tripartite Rolling Contracts: Finding A Remedy In the Twenty-First Century Usage of Trade," 66 Ohio St. L.J. 397, 2005

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
  • Registered, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Intellectual Property), 2017–2018
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012–2015


  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 2005); Technology Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
  • The Ohio State University (B.S., Computer Information Science and Engineering, 1998); Student Body Vice President