Peter G. Pappas: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Peter G. Pappas

Pete Pappas

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • Trademarks & Service Marks
  • IP Licensing & Transfers
  • Patents
  • Chemical Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8064
University University of Alabama, B.S.Ch.E. Fellow, Chemical and Bioengineering Department
Law SchoolThe University of Alabama School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1987, Georgia; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

Member, Amicus Brief Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Former Executive Committee President, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Former Board Member, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers

BornBirmingham, Alabama, January 6, 1962

Pete Pappas counsels clients in a variety of global industries-including energy and chemical companies-on all aspects of new patent development, licensing and protecting existing intellectual property. With a degree in chemical engineering, Pete concentrates in chemical patent prosecution, but also advises clients in mechanical patent prosecution, federal trademark prosecution, licensing, validity and infringement opinions and litigation support.

Pete has substantial experience in prosecuting patents for packaged beverage manufacturing, colloids, food chemistry, renewable energy, polymeric nonwoven products and manufacturing equipment, paper technology, water treatment, flexible packaging, textiles, agricultural chemicals, printing, carbon black, polymer extrusion equipment, latex gloves, xerography, electro-chemistry, electro-luminescence, ceramics and other aspects of polymer technology. Pete is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Experience

Sutherland provides many IP services to ceramic, carbon honeycomb monoliths maker.
Sutherland provides diverse IP services to specialty chemicals producer.
Sutherland provides IP counsel to an air and water filtration company.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, BTI Client Service All-Stars (2014)

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of intellectual property (2010-2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of patent law (2012-2015)


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U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rules That Juries Should Decide Trademark Tacking
Ann G. Fort,James H. Johnson,Peter G. Pappas,Jeremy D. Spier,Daniel J. Warren, February 13, 2015
In its first substantive trademark ruling in more than a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held on January 21, in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank et al., No. 13-1211, that tacking ¿ which is whether two trademarks are sufficiently similar to allow the newer mark to use the priority...

You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover: When Are Domestic Negotiations a “Sale” or “Offer to Sell”?
Elizabeth Ann Lester,Peter G. Pappas, November 2, 2014
In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., 2013-1472, - 1656 (October 22, 2014), the Federal Circuit concluded that there was no direct infringement when substantial activities of a sales transaction - including the final formation of a contract for sale and delivery and performance...

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Peter G. Pappas

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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