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Green Business Bureau Kicks Off Guest Blogger Series with Entry by Intellectual Property Specialist


The Green Business Bureau announces the first entry in its Guest Blogger Series.  The Series will feature entries on current green business topics by leaders in the green business sphere.  The first entry is “Green Tech IP: Pitfalls and Profits”, authored by intellectual property specialist George Snyder, of the law firm of Troutman Sanders.

The Green Business Bureau (GBB) recently announced a new Guest Blogger series that will host entries by leading voices in the green business industry.  The first entry by international intellectual property (IP) specialist George Snyder, of the law firm Troutman Sanders, was published today.  The blog entry, titled “Green Tech IP: Pitfalls and Profits” outlines the challenges and rewards of dealing skillfully with IP in the green technology arena.

“As the leading green business certification organization on the market, we are thrilled to be able to continually offer small- and medium-sized businesses with valuable information that helps them on their path to going green,” Marcos Cordero, LEED AP, CEO and Co-founder of GBB. “We strive to maintain our position as the go-to resource in the green business sphere, and this guest blogger series further strengthens our offering.”

Snyder has a broad-spectrum intellectual property practice at the international law firm, Troutman Sanders.  His experience includes litigation on behalf of patent and trademark owners, defense of alleged infringers, as well as in major studies undertaken to “clear” the introduction of new products, services and brand names into the marketplace, and IP-related transactional work.

A further significant aspect of Snyder’s practice is the procurement of patents and registrations to protect cutting-edge technology and trademark assets in a variety of industries. He has wide-ranging expertise in all phases of the preparation and prosecution of applications for patent and trademark registration in many different fields, including the chemical arts, sensor technology, and industrial processing, both inside and outside of the U.S.

Snyder has written several articles on intellectual property issues, including “Perspective: Patent Infringement Scorecard for the Federal Appeals Courts” The New York Law Journal, and “No-Nonsense Management of I.P. Assets” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

“The GBB is proud to host such a well-respected and knowledgeable voice on IP issues,” says Cordero.  “We know our members will definitely benefit from the advice George has to offer.”

Over the coming weeks, Snyder will be authoring additional blog posts on IP in the green tech field.  Future posts will discuss:

  • An exploration of how green tech and related IP pervade modern business dealings;
  • Avoidance of infringing others’ patent rights when practicing green tech;
  • Pitfalls in promotion of the greening of commercial products and services, including trademark infringement, false advertising, and regulatory compliance issues;
  • Protection of IP relating to green tech, including strategies for establishing the patentability of green tech inventions, preserving trade secrets, and developing trademark rights; and
  • Monetizing IP relating to green tech, including policing and licensing operations.

George Snyder’s blog entry on “Green Tech IP: Pitfalls and Profits”, as well as future entries, can be found on the GBB website.

About George Snyder:

With thirty-five years’ experience in the intellectual property field, and now a partner at the international law firm of Troutman Sanders, George helps companies protect their green technology and green brands.  He has a Chemistry degree, and works in a wide range of sub-specialties, including patent and trademark registration procurement, patent-infringement clearance and trademark availability analyses, patent and trademark litigation, and agreement preparation, both inside and outside the U.S.

George Snyder
(212) 704-6017


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