Attorneys

George has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, major research universities, and emerging businesses in the acquisition and enforcement of IP rights. He is active in the firm's computer science and electrical engineering, design, medical products, trademark, international and university practice groups.

His practice focuses on client counseling; preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; patent portfolio management consultation; negotiating transactions involving IP; and rendering legal opinions.

Among his technical areas of expertise:

  • Computer hardware
  • Software (cloud computing, virtualization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, databases, information security, data center management)
  • Image processing systems, electronics,
  • Semiconductor fabrication (FinFET, bulk architectures, work function, doping, stressor architectures, and metrology)
  • Photonics (non-linear fiber optics, photonics signal processing, photonics integrated circuit fabrication, and lasers)
  • Communication networks (including Layer 2 and above protocols)
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Control systems
  • Medical diagnostic systems
  • Mechanical arts

A registered patent attorney, George has extensive experience in patent and trademark portfolio development and management consultation, and in rendering IP-related legal opinions, including opinions respecting patent infringement, patent validity, patent enforceability, and trademark availability. George has assessed numerous patent portfolios in support of litigation and licensing of IP assets. He has conducted numerous right-to-use analyses and has extensive experience in advising clients respecting proposed new product designs in view of competitor patent positions.

George was previously a partner with the law firm of Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP in Syracuse, NY. Before entering private practice, he worked as a patent attorney for technology transfer services at the State University of New York.

  • Presenter, New York and Silicon Europe Partnership Forum, AIA and Alice: An International Perspective, November 2016
  • Presenter, Rochester IEEE Annual Meeting, Post Grant Validity Challenges after Alice, April 2016
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, electrical engineering
  • Central New York Patent Law Association, Board Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chapter Organizer, Solid-State Circuits Society
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), International Patent Law Committee
  • New York State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Overview

    George has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, major research universities, and emerging businesses in the acquisition and enforcement of IP rights. He is active in the firm's computer science and electrical engineering, design, medical products, trademark, international and university practice groups.

    His practice focuses on client counseling; preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; patent portfolio management consultation; negotiating transactions involving IP; and rendering legal opinions.

    Among his technical areas of expertise:

    • Computer hardware
    • Software (cloud computing, virtualization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, databases, information security, data center management)
    • Image processing systems, electronics,
    • Semiconductor fabrication (FinFET, bulk architectures, work function, doping, stressor architectures, and metrology)
    • Photonics (non-linear fiber optics, photonics signal processing, photonics integrated circuit fabrication, and lasers)
    • Communication networks (including Layer 2 and above protocols)
    • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
    • Control systems
    • Medical diagnostic systems
    • Mechanical arts

    A registered patent attorney, George has extensive experience in patent and trademark portfolio development and management consultation, and in rendering IP-related legal opinions, including opinions respecting patent infringement, patent validity, patent enforceability, and trademark availability. George has assessed numerous patent portfolios in support of litigation and licensing of IP assets. He has conducted numerous right-to-use analyses and has extensive experience in advising clients respecting proposed new product designs in view of competitor patent positions.

    George was previously a partner with the law firm of Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP in Syracuse, NY. Before entering private practice, he worked as a patent attorney for technology transfer services at the State University of New York.

  • Speaking Engagements
    • Presenter, New York and Silicon Europe Partnership Forum, AIA and Alice: An International Perspective, November 2016
    • Presenter, Rochester IEEE Annual Meeting, Post Grant Validity Challenges after Alice, April 2016
  • Education
    • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D.
    • University of Rochester, electrical engineering
  • Memberships
    • Central New York Patent Law Association, Board Member
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Chapter Organizer, Solid-State Circuits Society
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), International Patent Law Committee
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • South Carolina State Bar
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office