The America Invents Act, formally known as H.R. 1249 (“AIA”) has clearly been the most significant evolution to the United States’ patent regulatory landscape in decades. The most important change under the AIA is that America has joined the rest of the world in rewarding the first inventor to file a patent, known more commonly as the “first-to-file” rule.
George A. Gellis
George A. Gellis, Esq. is a founding shareholder and managing director of the Firm. Mr. Gellis practices corporate, commercial, and international transactional law with a concentration in complex commercial negotiations, international law, corporate restructuring and health care law.
Last week I had a discussion with one of our clients, a founder of what seems to be a very promising and dynamic technology venture, who had just begun negotiating with several groups of venture capitalists (VCs).
A lot has been written already about a program that was launched in October of last year by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo – START-UP NY. The program formally began January 1, 2014.
Companies Must Get Serious About Protecting Proprietary and Personal Information Of Customers And EmployeesGeorge A. Gellis April 28, 2014
Two weeks ago Target Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel lost his job in large part due to the Target data breaches from November 2013 to January 2014. While it seems that he was the first CEO of a major company that lost his job as a result of a data breach, he clearly will
We see this scenario time and time again. When a cash-strapped venture starts getting some serious traction and begins negotiating with potential investors and partners, its founders quickly realize that the investors and their attorneys are far more deal savvy than technology entrepreneurs.
We are very pleased to announce that Phi H.D. Nguyen has joined our firm as of counsel. Mr. Nguyen comes to Gellis Law Group from Elenoff Grossman & Schole, LLP. His practice areas include complex mergers & acquisitions, licensing, product research and commercialization, financings and capital raises and other commercial transactions.
Members of the firm participated in the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Leonid Kozhara, within the framework of a conference organized by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), which was hosted by Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City. During the meeting participants discussed numerous economic and legal issues, including cross-border transactions
We are proud to announce that patent attorneys and experienced intellectual property counselors, Mark Beloborodov and Gene Vinokur have joined our firm from Aril 1, 2013. They will oversee matters pertaining to the strategic planning and early stage support for startup enterprises, technology transactions, intellectual property portfolio counseling, licensing, as well as filing and prosecution
The Managing Director of the firm, Mr. George Gellis, took part in the Annual Tell Awards Celebration to honor U.S. Companies that have successfully entered the European Market from operations based in Switzerland. The ceremony was organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, Swiss Consulate in New York and Swiss Trade & Investment Promotion
OUR FIRM IS PROUD TO ACKNOWLEDGE ITS PARTICIPATION AND SPONSORSHIP OF THE “SPECIAL CARE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS” PROJECT OF THE RUSSIAN AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATIONGeorge A. Gellis February 20, 2013
Our Firm is proud to acknowledge its participation and sponsorship of the “Special Care for Special Needs” project of the Russian American Dental Association. Representatives of the firm participated in the Gala Benefit that took place on February 20, 013 at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, New York, New York. This new project