As a member of the Food & Agribusiness industry group, George leverages his scientific knowledge and legal acumen for the benefit of his business clients as they pursue exclusive patents or trademarks in biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy and medical devices. He drafts and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications, completes due diligence on a number of intellectual property issues, and prepares freedom-to-operate letters and license agreements. He is a registered patent attorney.
With a technical background in molecular and cellular biology, microbiology and immunology, George advises in the areas of modified oligonucleotides, transgenic animals, plant biotechnology, gene therapies, antibodies, protein chemistry, molecular cloning and cell culture. He counsels technology and biotech companies, particularly with respect to biologically similar entries into the marketplace.
Moreover, in light of the enactment of the America Invents Act, George also advises and represents clients in derivation proceedings, supplemental examinations, post-grant reviews, inter partes reviews and ex parte re-examination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. George provides counsel for all businesses, with particular emphasis on those in China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam and India with respect to intellectual property, biotechnology and commercial enterprises.
Professional Associations and Memberships
• Midwest Chinese American Science & Technology Association, Board of Directors, 2012-present; conference Co-chair, 2013
• Missouri Asian American Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012-present
• OCA St. Louis, Board of Directors, 2012-present
• Regional Business Council, Young Leadership Committee, 2011-present
• United Way, Young Leaders, 2011-present; Multicultural Leadership Cabinet, 2012-present
• Washington University BioEntrepreneurship Core
• Washington University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
4.22.14 DNA Composition Claim in the U.S.
Food & Agribusiness Blog
3.01.11 Phosphorylation of the anaphase-promoting complex/Cdc27 is involved in TGF- signaling, Journal of Biological Chemistry
1.01.11 Nuclear translocation of Skp2 facilitates its destruction in response to TGF- signaling, Cell Cycle
12.01.10 Turnover of BRCA1 involves in radiation-induced apoptosis, PLoS ONE
3.01.10 Patenting biotech beyond the central dogma, Nature Biotechnology
11.01.07 The Dual Effects of Cdh1/APC in Myogenesis, FASEB Journal
4.01.07 Cdh1-APC Targets Skp2 for Destruction in TGF- -induced Growth Inhibition, Molecular and Cellular Biology
3.01.07 The Anaphase-promoting Complex Coordinates the Initiation of Lens Differentiation, Molecular Biology of the Cell
7.01.00 Localization of mGluR6 to Dendrites of ON Bipolar Cells in Primate Retina, Journal of Comparative Neurology
In The News
8.15.12 Two Associates Join Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office in Intellectual Property, Corporate