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George R. McGuire

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Syracuse, NY

(315) 218-8515

(315) 218-8100 fax

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996)
  • Syracuse University (B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 1991)

George R. McGuire

George is a registered patent attorney and chair of the firm's intellectual property and technology practice. 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.

Representative Matters

Representative Patents

  • US 7,722,446 System and device for thinning wafers that have contact bumps
  • US 6,782,931 Tubeless tire compound and a system and method for retrofitting non-tubeless tires
  • US 7,766,308 Theater rigging system
  • US 6,801,335 Method of controlling impact printer noise
  • US 8,032,523 Method and system for data migration
  • US 7,088,008 Electronic package with optimized circuitization pattern
  • US 7,937,609 Disaster recovery in a data processing system
  • US 8,086,675 Generating a fingerprint of a bit sequence
  • US 7,459,190 FIRE PROTECTION CONTAINERS INCORPORATING NOVEL LOW FREE WATER INSULATION MATERIALS
  • US 7,196,783 Optical fiber bundle utilizing electromagnetic radiation feedback
  • US 7,785,409 Fire-resistant ground cover and fire-resistant coatings for biomass, wood and organic mulches
  • US 7,391,333 System for monitoring quality of water system
  • US 7,825,853 Man-portable counter mortar radar system
  • US 7,289,691 Lithium-Niobate fiber optic sensor and system
  • US 8,137,380 Closure device, deployment apparatus, and method of deploying a closure device
  • US 7,083,574 Non-invasive device and method for the diagnosis of pulmonary vascular occlusions

Representative Litigation Matters

  • ProtectConnect, Inc. v. Leviton Manufacturing Co, Inc., et al., (S.D. Ca.) (Lead counsel in defense of Pass & Seymour, Inc. – a leading manufacturer and provider of ground fault circuit interrupters, wiring devices, electrical switches and outlets, and other electrical wiring devices – against patent infringement claims brought by a non-practicing entity and assisted with successfully settling the case prior to trial and after successfully invalidating two and narrowing one of the asserted patents in an ex parte reexamination proceeding at the USPTO).
  • Wacoh Company v. Kionix, Inc., (N.D.N.Y.) (Lead counsel in defense of leading manufacturer and provider of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors against a claim of patent infringement and assisted with successfully settling the case prior to trial.  Case was originally brought against multiple parties in the District of Delaware and was success in severing Kionix from that case and in getting the case transferred to the N.D.N.Y.).
  • Ameranth, Inc. v. PAR Technology Corp., et al., (E.D. Tex.) (Lead counsel in defense of leading manufacturer and provider of point of sale software systems and other technology solutions for hospitality companies against a claim of patent infringement brought by a non-practicing entity and assisted with successfully settling the case prior to trial).
  • The Metraflex Company v. Flex-Hose Company, Inc., (N.D. Ill.) (Lead counsel in defense of leading manufacturer and provider of HVAC products against a claim of patent infringement and assisted with successfully settling the case prior to trial).
  • Total Containment Systems, LP v. Central Painting Inc. et al., (E.D. Wis.) – (Represented patent owner in a patent infringement action involving bridge platform systems against one of its competitors and an alleged contributory infringer; case was successfully settled after the lawsuit was filed).
  • In re Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters & Prods. Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-615 (Int'l Trade Comm'n) (Represented patent owner/complainant Pass & Seymour, Inc. in a proceeding for patent infringement and obtained exclusion order against foreign manufacturers after a bench trial).
  • Hubbell Inc. v. Pass & Seymour, Inc., (D. Conn.) (Lead counsel for leading manufacturer and provider of ground fault circuit interrupters, wiring devices, electrical switches and outlets, and other electrical wiring devices.  Obtained summary judgment of patent non-infringement and patent invalidity in favor of nationally known electrical wiring device manufacturer).
  • D & D Group Pty Ltd et al v. Nationwide Industries Inc., (S.D. Ca.) – (Lead counsel for leading manufacturer of fence products.  Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement, affirmed at Federal Circuit. Also used ex parte reexamination at USPTO to narrow asserted patent).
  • Pass & Seymour, Inc. v. Hubbell, Incorporated, (N.D.N.Y.) (Lead counsel for leading manufacturer and provider of ground fault circuit interrupters, wiring devices, electrical switches and outlets, and other electrical wiring devices.  Prosecuted patent infringement claims involving ground fault circuit interrupters with case settling prior to trial).
  • Kernius et al. v. International Electronics, Inc., (D. Md.) Obtained favorable construction of asserted patent claims at a Markman hearing as well as finding of non-infringement as a matter of law;
  • Leonardi Mfg. Co. Inc. v. CMD, (N.D.N.Y.) -- Obtained favorable construction of asserted patent claims at a Markman hearing and settled case prior to trial.