A partner with the firm, George Blasiak has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, major research universities and emerging businesses in the acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Mr. Blasiak is active in the firm’s Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Design Patent, Medical Products, Trademark and Unfair Competition and University practice groups.
Mr. Blasiak’s practice focuses on client counseling, preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, patent portfolio management consultation, negotiating transactions involving intellectual property and on rendering legal opinions. His practice includes a variety of technical areas including computer hardware and software, image sensing devices, image processing systems, electronics, semiconductor device fabrication, photonics, communication networks, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), control systems, medical diagnostic systems and mechanical arts.
A registered patent attorney, Mr. Blasiak has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting utility patents, design patents and trademarks in the U.S. and abroad. He also has extensive experience in patent portfolio management consultation, and in rendering patent related legal opinions including opinions respecting patent infringement, patent validity, patent enforceability and trademark availability. In addition, Mr. Blasiak has assessed numerous patent portfolios in support of litigation and licensing of intellectual property assets. Mr. Blasiak has also conducted numerous right-to-use analyses, and has extensive experience in advising clients respecting proposed new product designs in view of competitor patent positions.
Mr. Blasiak was previously a partner with the law firm of Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP in Syracuse, New York. Before entering private practice, Mr. Blasiak worked as a Patent Attorney for Technology Transfer Services at the State University of New York.
Mr. Blasiak holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a Juris Doctor Degree from SUNY Buffalo. He is admitted to the New York and South Carolina bars, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. His past and present affiliations include: the New York State Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).