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George D. Dickos

Partner
+1.412.355.6785
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Dickos’ practice focuses on the legal aspects of technology and, most specifically, intellectual property protection and exploitation. In that regard, he has also served as coordinator of the firm's intellectual property practice. Throughout his tenure at the Firm, he has been responsible for significant intellectual property and technology transfer agreements, including technology-related acquisitions and divestitures, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Dickos’ practice includes as a substantial component technology development and licensing. His intellectual property work embraces all aspects of that discipline such as worldwide patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret clearance, protection, development and commercialization. Specifically, Mr. Dickos’ intellectual property practice involves: providing legal opinions concerning intellectual property validity and infringement issues; intellectual property dispute resolution; analyzing potentially patentable subject matter; preparation and prosecution of patent applications; trademark availability analyses; trademark application preparation and prosecution; copyright application prosecution; and analyzing the protectability of asserted trade secrets or trade dress. Sample technologies include: robotics, artificial intelligence, heavy equipment design, manufacture and maintenance, railway systems, oil and gas systems, valves, pumps, medical devices, industrial heating products and systems, workholding devices, and children’s products. Mr. Dickos has also handled patent and trademark litigation matters before various federal courts and before the USPTO. He serves as outside general intellectual property counsel for clients having large intellectual property portfolios. In that capacity, he assists in their decision-making processes involving the appropriate methods for protecting their intellectual property and in capitalizing upon their intellectual property assets.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Dickos served as a Patent Attorney in United States Steel Corporation’s Law Department.

Mr. Dickos is a past President of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association and has served as its Secretary/Treasurer and as a member of its Board of Directors.

He has also served as Chairman of the Publications Committee for the Licensing Executives Society.

Achievements

  • Listed, “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners,” 2012-15

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Past-President, Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Bar Association (Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Licensing Executives Society (former Section Chair)
  • Past-President, St. Nicholas Cathedral
  • President, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church