Clint Crosby

Monarch Plaza
3414 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Suite 1600
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
T: 678.406.8702
F: 678.406.8802


L. Clint Crosby, shareholder in the Firm's Atlanta office, concentrates his practice in intellectual property and business litigation. Mr. Crosby also handles litigation arising from transportation, construction and employment disputes.

Mr. Crosby's intellectual property litigation experience includes matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. He handles cases for both individuals and corporations, including declaratory judgment and infringement actions. Mr. Crosby also counsels clients regarding their intellectual property and how best to preserve, protect and maximize intellectual property assets.

Mr. Crosby's transportation litigation experience includes matters involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury. These cases have addressed issues of negligent hiring and retention, negligent supervision and entrustment, and DOT and safety related violations. He has also handled cargo related claims for carriers and freight forwarding companies. Mr. Crosby is a member of the Firm's 24 Hour Motor Carrier Emergency Response Team, a group of attorneys dedicated to providing rapid post-accident intervention and investigation throughout the Firm's footprint and beyond, whenever and wherever needed.

Mr. Crosby acts as a counselor and external general counsel for ongoing businesses and startup companies. He assists these companies with formation, operating agreements, employment strategies, intellectual property issues and litigation management.  

Mr. Crosby practices extensively in federal and state courts and is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Recent Representative Matters

Intellectual Property Matters

  • Represented large ceiling fan manufacturer in patent infringement matters throughout the United States.
  • Handled trademark and copyright infringement claims for nationally known real estate educator.
  • Advised builders on copyright issues relating to architectural plans, and defended copyright infringement claims relating to architectural plans.
  • Litigated patent infringement matters for manufacturers of laser bore sights and bulk-bag liners.
  • Defended restaurant against trademark infringement claims including instituting cancellation proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Business Litigation Matters

  • Defended nationwide retailer in water and sediment runoff litigation arising from commercial real estate development.
  • Defended a public university research foundation against a qui tam action alleging fraud in the procurement of research grants.
  • Counseled large postal corporation on Title VII and other discrimination issues and represented the company in race and age discrimination claims at the EEOC and in Federal Court.
  • Defended a banking corporation against class-action allegations of securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Represented a real estate developer against fraud claims arising from the execution of a multimillion dollar promissory note.

Transportation Matters

  • Litigation of personal injury and cargo claims for large national LTL carrier.
  • Defended international freight forwarding company in cargo damage and theft claims.
  • Coordinated the investigation of a fatality accident for a national carrier.
  • Advised multiple insurance carriers on claim handling in Georgia.

Speaking Engagements

  • "IP Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions," Atlanta Bar Association SpringPosium (April 15, 2016)
  • "Selected Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law 2014," ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Roundtable Series (October 17, 2014)
  • "Patent Claim Construction – The Battle Between the Federal Circuit and District Courts," ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Roundtable Series (July 31, 2014)
  • Guest on "High Velocity Radio," Atlanta Business RadioX, Atlanta, Georgia (July 2012)
  • "Introduction to Intellectual Property Law," LawReview CLE, Atlanta, Georgia (April 2011)
  • "The Impact of Electronic Discovery on Corporations," Atlanta Bar Association's SpringPosium Intellectual Property Conference (May 2008)

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in Georgia Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation (2014, 2015)
  • Named a Georgia Rising Star (Intellectual Property Litigation) by Georgia Super Lawyers (2005, 2006, 2009 – 2012)
  • Named as one of Georgia's Legal Elite in General Trial Practice and Business Law, by Georgia Trend Magazine (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015)
  • Fellow – American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow – Atlanta Bar Foundation
  • Board Member – Member at Large, IP Section of the Atlanta Bar Association (2011 –)
  • Board Member – Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers (2005 – 2008)
  • Barrister – Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court (2002 – 2004)
  • Member – American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member – Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Member – State Bar of Georgia
  • Volunteer – Truancy Intervention Project
  • Volunteer – Cobb County Habitat for Humanity
  • Member – Defense Research Institute
  • Member – Atlanta, Sandy Springs and American Bar Associations
  • Member – Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member – Lawyers Club of Atlanta


  • Georgia, 1997
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Georgia, B.S., Biology, 1994