Diane Elizabeth Ghrist is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
Ms. Ghrist primarily advises on patent and trade secrets litigation. Her experience includes matters covering a range of technologies, such as automotive technologies, robotics, telecommunications, medical devices, and security software. Ms. Ghrist has represented OEM clients in the automotive industry, start-up companies in the medical device industry, and leading software developers. Ms. Ghrist has also participated in numerous post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition, Ms. Ghrist has extensive experience advising on patent litigation actions against the US Government under 28 U.S.C. § 1498 and suits concerning waivers of sovereign immunity.
Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Ghrist clerked for Judge Jimmie V. Reyna of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and for Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the US Court of Federal Claims. During law school, Ms. Ghrist served as an editor for the American University Business Law Review. Ms. Ghrist earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and English language and literature from Bryn Mawr College.