Profile

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law, 2010-2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property, 2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
    • Western New York’s Power Players, Power 20 List, Intellectual Property, The Daily Record, 2021
    • Who's Who in America
    • Who's Who In American Education
    • Who's Who in American Law
    • Who's Who in Emerging Leaders
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Central New York Patent Law Association, President
  • Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society

  • Intellectual Property, Bridging the Gap, New York State Bar Association, April 26, 2022
  • Intellectual Property 101 – What Non-IP Lawyers Need to Know about IP, Bridging the Gap, New York State Bar Association, December 10, 2020 and October 14, 2021
  • Intellectual Property 101 – Key Skills in Issue Spotting -
    A General Practitioner’s Guide to Advising Clients on the Basics of Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trademarks, New York State Bar Association CLE Program, July 16, 2020
  • Intellectual Property Law 101, New York State Bar Association, December 16, 2019
  • Overview of the Patent Systems in the United States and Effective Strategies for Chinese Applicants, The 10th Japan-U.S. Europe China-Korea Global Patent Seminar, Qindao, China, October 26, 2019
  • Key Differences Between Patent Systems and Practices and Utilizing a Particular System to Obtain Strong Patents, Korean Electronics Association IP Seminar, Seoul, South Korea, October 24, 2019
  • Patenting method for AI related invention in Japan, US, Europe, China and Korea, The 10th Japan-U.S. Europe China-Korea Global Patent Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, October 22, 2019
  • Patents in Artificial Intelligence Related Inventions, Arbeitskreis Patente, Stuttgart, Germany, September 27, 2019 
  • Intellectual Property Law 101, Bridging the Gap, New York State Bar Association CLE Program, October 17, 2019
  • Basic Intellectual Property Issues for Marketing and Social Media, Empire State Society of Association Executives, April 5, 2019
  • Effective IP Strategies and Practical Tips for doing business in Foreign Jurisdictions, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, March 5, 2019
  • Intellectual Property Law 101, Bridging the Gap, New York State Bar Association CLE Program, December 12, 2018; December 19, 2018; January 17, 2019
  • Patent Validity Challenges in the United States, Japanese Seminar, November 2, 2018; Korean Electronics Association Seminar, November 5, 2018; Chinese Seminar, November 7, 2018
  • Basics of Intellectual Property Law: What All Lawyers Should Know about IP, Copyright and Trademarks in Advising Clients, Bridging the Gap - New York State Bar Association CLE Program, July 12, 2018
  • Panel Member, The 4th annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, Presented by the Entertainment & Sports Law Society, Syracuse University College of Law, April 6, 2018
  • Structuring Trademark Clearance Opinions, Webinar, March 1, 2018
  • Trademarks and Intellectual Property Basics for New York Lawyers, Bridging the Gap, New York State Bar Association, March 2018
  • Panel Member, Protecting IP: Timing, Validity Challenges, International Decisions, NEXT-SYR The Event for Technology, Manufacturing and Biotech, November 17, 2017
  • Using Universities for Research - Things to Know and Consider, Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association CLE Program, November 10, 2017
  • Panel Member, Intellectual Property Management and How it Affects Contract Negotiations, NCURA Region II 2017 Spring Meeting, May 1, 2017
  • Panel Member, Managing Intellectual Property - Pre-Award Office, What to Look for in Contract Negotiations, NCURA Region II 2017 Spring Meeting, April 30, 2017
  • Legal Issues Surrounding BlockChain Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, March 28, 2017
  • Intellectual Property | Copyright 101, New York State Bar Association Bridging the Gap CLE, March 7, 2017
  • Overview of aspects of U.S. Patent Practice of interest to Foreign Entities: Subject Matter Eligibility; Post-Grant Proceedings; International Trade Commission Investigations, 2017 International IP Seminar: Tokyo, Japan, February 17, 2017; Seoul, Korea, February 20, 2017; Guangzhou, China, February 22, 2017
  • Strangers in a Strange Lab: Identifying and Addressing Concerns with University Visitors, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Conference - Academic Sponsored Research and Technology Transfer: Accountability, Transparency, and Resilience in the Research Enterprise, November 16-18, 2016
  • Panel Member, Patent Protection, NEXT 2016 - The Event for Technology, Manufacturing & Innovation, October 11, 2016
  • Intellectual Property 101 - Patents and Trademarks, New York State Bar Association CLE, March 24, 2016
  • Protecting Patents and Trademarks in Europe, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, March 18, 2016
  • Structuring Trademark Clearance Opinions: Assessing Search Results to Identify Infringements, Overcoming Clearance Challenges, and Preparing Opinions to Reduce Legal Risks, Strafford Publications, Inc., March 15, 2016
  • United States Patent Overview, IPO Association and IPP Association, Kunshan, China, November 3, 2015
  • Intellectual Property 101 - Copyright, Trademarks, New York State Bar Association Bridging the Gap CLE Program, March 19, 2015
  • The Invention Process and How IP Laws Impact the Process, TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture, January, 13 2015

  • "Book it as Protectable: The Supreme Court Holds Booking.com is a Protectable and Registerable Trademark," IP Litigator, Volume 26, Issue 6, November/December 2020
  • "What do you think PR and other communication professionals need to know about cybersecurity, and the threat of cyberattacks?, What Communicators Need to Know About Cyberattacks: A Legal Perspective," International Association of Business Communicators Communication World, February 3, 2016
  • George R. McGuire, Blaine T. Bettinger, "How the Supreme Court Got It Right in Mayo v. Prometheus," The SciTech Lawyer, Volume 10, Issue 1, Fall 2013
  • George R. McGuire, Nelson A. Blish, Stephen H. Shaw, "Reexamining Reexamination: An Alternative to Patent Litigation," ACC Docket, September 2009

  • President (2016-2020)/Executive Committee, IP and Innovation American Inn of Court
  • Member, International Trademark Association Right of Publicity Committee
  • Adjunct Professor of Internet Law, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Chairman of the Board, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) Foundation
  • Board Member, Onondaga Historical Association
  • Board Member & Treasurer, East Area Family YMCA of Greater Syracuse
  • Board of Trustees, Everson Museum of Art, 2000-2006
  • Advisory Board Member, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Board Chair 2004-2006
  • Past Board Member, March of Dimes/North CNY Chapter
  • Past Advisory Board, New York State Science and Technology Law Center
  • Past Editorial Advisory Board Member, Journal of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)