George is a Registered Patent Attorney and Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in all facets of Intellectual Property Law, including, for example, patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, litigation involving intellectual property issues, patent and trademark clearance opinions, patent novelty, validity and (non)infringement opinions, due diligence investigations in merger and acquisition, asset purchase, or other financial transactions, proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, negotiations and drafting of technology transfer and license agreements, and computer law matters. George practiced for five years as a Patent Agent before receiving his law degree.
In addition to his practice, George is also an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University Law School where he teaches Computer Law, Internet Law, and Entertainment Law, and has taught and lectured on Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.
Human Electronics, Inc. v. International Electronics, Inc., Civ No. 03-cv-1318 (N.D.N.Y.) — Defended patent infringement claims brought against manufacturer and numerous retailers. Case settled favorably to Defendants following discovery and expert reports.
Sprint Communications Company L.P. v. Paetec Holding Corp. et al, 08-cv-02044 (D. Kan.) — Defended telecommunications company in patent infringement suit involving voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology. Case settled satisfactorily following discovery and Markman briefing.
In the Matter of Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-615 — Represented the Complainant in an International Trade Commission investigation brought under Section 337 of the Tariff Act agaisnt numerous respondents. The ITC issued an Order precluding the respondents from importing certain ground fault circuit interrupters into the United States that were proven to infringe numerous U.S. patents owned by the Complainant, and that Complainant had established a domestic industry.