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          GEORGE PAZUNIAK



    Bar Admissions
    Delaware Bar 
    US District Court
    US Court of Appeals for Third Circuit
    United States Court of Customs and 
    Patent Appeals
    US Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
    United States Supreme Court 

    Education
    A.B., Temple University
    International Law Certificate, 
    Georgetown University J.D.,
    Duke University School of Law

    Publications
    Special Problems In Litigating Upper
    Level Employment Discrimination
    Cases                                                                                              
    The Delaware Journal of Corporate 
    Law, Volume 4 Volume 4 Issue 1

    Presentations at bar association and 
    industry meetings in United States 
    and Europe









PRACTICING IP LAW IN DELAWARE SINCE 1977

        George Pazuniak is a skilled intellectual property attorney with extensive experience in all facets of enforcement, protection, arbitration, licensing and counseling.  George has successfully tried numerous jury trials in many jurisdictions around the country, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients in both court trials and arbitrations and successfully defended clients, through appeals to the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He focuses, however, on extracting clients from problems, and his successes include brokering favorable settlements in appropriate cases. George speaks at seminars on intellectual property legal issues. George has been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 1995 to present. His diverse client base has included start-ups and small to medium sized businesses as well as global Fortune 50 companies. Mr. Pazuniak has been lead counsel in over forty IP cases, including ten jury trials and several arbitrations, in venues ranging from Delaware to East Texas to California. Many of these have been complex high profile cases involving, for example, biotechnology, agricultural chemicals and seeds, other chemical compounds, software, telecommunications and other electronics, and mechanical devices. He has also handled appeals before the Delaware Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Accomplishments

• Responsible for cases that have lead to governing law in patent-marking, bona fide purchaser and licensing issues

• Recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for client companies in jury trials and through arbitration

• Negotiated and prepared significant agreements that have operated for many years without dispute

• Successfully opened and managed new office for AmLaw 100 firm

• Listed In Best Lawyers in America


Representative Non-Litigation Engagements

Negotiations and writing of agreements, including sales of world-wide businesses and related cross-licensing of IP, and related strategic advice regarding IP rights, involving biotechnology, agricultural chemicals and seeds, software, electronics, and mechanical devices

Hart-Scott-Rodino merger review processes in the Department of Justice

Clearances for new products and services

Handled all legal issues for start-up companies

Pro bono activities such as obtaining and maintaining tax exemptions for 501(c)(3) non-profit entities; representing children as child advocate; minority outreach programs


Prior

Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Pazuniak had been a partner at two other major firms, and had successfully opened a Wilmington, Delaware office for one of those firms.