George M. Taulbee - Alston & Bird LLP

George M. Taulbee

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 704-444-1023

George Taulbee heads the firm’s Technology, Privacy & IP Transactions Group in North Carolina. He focuses on all intellectual property and transactional matters involving computer and Internet technology, electronic commerce, and sports and entertainment. Mr. Taulbee has more than 25 years of experience working in software licenses and development outsourcing, joint venture, website hosting, and content and linking agreements. He has extensive experience in patent, trade secret and know-how licensing, as well as in connection with licensing trademark, rights of publicity and other rights relating to professional athletes and celebrities.

Mr. Taulbee represents clients in protecting innovations and developments relating to computer hardware, networks and software, Internet technology and electronic commerce. He prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, obtains copyright registrations and counsels clients with respect to obtaining protection for innovations, exploiting and commercializing the innovations and enforcing the proprietary rights.

Mr. Taulbee has litigated patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes as well as disputes relating to the sports and entertainment industry. He has been involved in domain name disputes and disputes relating to websites and other technology.

University of PittsburghJ.D. University of Waterloo, OntarioVirginia Polytechnic InstituteBS
American Bar AssociationAmerican Intellectual Property Law AssociationInternational Technology Law Association

Case History

  • IP counsel to a large international industrial manufacturer for M&A transactions.
  • IP counsel to an international automobile manufacturer for the restructuring of all internal IP transactional relationships.
  • Counsel to a large health care information technology service provider in connection with negotiations relating to an enterprise- wide software platform.
  • IP counsel to various computer software-based and hardware-based technology companies.
  • Counsel to various athletes and celebrities.

Office Location

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000
101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280-4000
United States

Practice Areas

Patent Law