Clients wrestling with complex or bet-the-business intellectual property and commercial litigation turn to George Pappas. Ranked in the top tier of lawyers for Intellectual Property by Chambers USA, clients have described Mr. Pappas as, "a class apart", "has tremendous presence in the courtroom and understands the legal issues very well. He is both thorough and unrelenting.” His peers have commented that, “He is a fantastic lead trial lawyer and, though very tough to compete against, is a true gentleman."
Mr. Pappas has served as lead trial counsel in hundreds of cases, having appeared in federal and state courts throughout the United States and internationally. He has successfully represented clients across a broad range of industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, computer and electronics, software, telecommunications, and the financial services industry.
Mr. Pappas is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and Chairman of its Complex Litigation Committee (2009-2011). He is also Chairman of the Editorial Committee and one of the co-authors of the book, Anatomy of a Patent Case (2009; 2012 2nd ed.), prepared by the Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers and published in conjunction with the Federal Judicial Center. Notably, the book has been distributed to all judges of the federal judicial branch. He also is on the Practitioner and Academic Advisory Board of the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (2009).
At the invitation of the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) beginning in 1996, Mr. Pappas has presented programs on patent law issues at 37 FJC National Workshops for federal district and magistrate judges. He also serves as a member of the District of New Jersey Local Patent Rules Committee.