Charles A. Greene

  • Dr. Greene’s patent practice includes transactional intellectual property matters and client counseling, patent preparation and prosecution in key jurisdictions around the world, patent mining, risk assessments, pre-litigation counseling, freedom to operate counseling, non-infringement analysis and opinion preparation, licensing, non-disclosure agreements, joint research agreements, trade secrets, and portfolio management.

    Dr. Greene has practiced for more than 10 years as an Intellectual Property Attorney, including at law firms in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, providing patent preparation and prosecution services to clients, and as an in-house Intellectual Property Counsel for Corning Incorporated. Dr. Greene brings an in-depth perspective to patentability and non-infringement matters as they relate to a broad range of products and processes including components for semiconductor manufacturing, batteries, fuel cells, optical discs, display devices, semi-conductor devices, alloys, powder metallurgy, electrodes, filters, ceramic product manufacturing and packaging, heat exchangers, and aerosol generators.

    Prior to his legal career, Dr. Greene was a materials engineer for seven years with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. For nearly 10 years prior to that, he worked in research and development with various government, university, and private industry laboratories.

    Dr. Greene holds a Juris Doctorate with high honors from The George Washington University Law School, Ph.D. and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science from Towson University. Dr. Greene was also awarded a post-doctoral research National Science Foundation Fellowship in physical metallurgy at the US Naval Research Laboratory.

    • Mechanical Properties of Alloys Consisting of Two Ductile Phases, Progress in Materials Science 51 (2006) 632-709.
    • Material Degradation in ACR-700 Fuel Channel Components, ASME PVPD Conference Publication, July 2006.
    • Materials Research Needs for Advanced High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactors, presentation to Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 17) Conference, August 2003.
    • Creep Analysis of Titanium Drip Shield Subjected to Rockfall Static Loads in the Proposed Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, presentation to Materials Research Society 25th Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Radioactive Waste Management, November 2001.
    • General and Localized Corrosion of Zircaloy Under High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Conditions, presentation to ANS/NACE Intl./TMS 10th Intl. Conf. on Envirn Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactors, August 2001.
    • Risk-informed HLW Issue Resolution: Container Life and Source Term, Proceedings of the International High Level Waste Management Conference, April 2001.
    • Evaluation of the Possible Susceptibility of Titanium Grade 7 to Hydrogen Embrittlement and Localized Corrosion, Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIV Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol 663, published by MRS, 2001.
    • Environmental and Electrochemical Factors on Localized Corrosion of Zircaloy-4, Corrosion 2000, Paper 00210, NACE Intl., 2000.
    • Recent Developments in Growth Kinetics of Deformation Twins in Bulk Metallic Materials, Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Twinning, (S. Ankem and C. S. Pande), TMS, Warrendale, PA, 127-143, 1999.
    • Metallic Component Failures in Steam/Water Environments, The Analyst, V, 3, 8-18, 1998.
    • Modeling of Elastic Interaction Stresses in Two Phase Materials by FEM Mater. Sci. and Engr., A202, 103-111, 1995.
    • Time Dependent Twinning During Ambient Temperature Creep of Alpha Ti-Mn Alloy Scripta. Met., Vol. 30-6, 803-808 March, 1994.
Dr. Greene is not a member of the DC bar, and is supervised by members of the DC bar.

Technical Expertise

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Semiconductors
  • Alloys
  • Plasma Reactors
  • Etch Processes
  • Aerosols
  • Rotors
  • Batteries
  • Optics
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Manufacturing Processes


  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Manufacturing Processes


  • Maryland Bar
  • Virginia Bar
  • New York Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2006 (with Honors)
  • University of Maryland College Park, Ph.D., 1994
  • University of Maryland College Park, M.S., 1992
  • Towson University, B.S., 1988


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