George E. Badenoch is co-chair of the Firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Practice Group. He has over 30 years experience in litigations and adversarial matters concerning all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights.
Mr. Badenoch has had considerable experience in major patent litigations (jury and non-jury) involving computers, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals, with particular emphasis on computerized automatic machinery and equipment and automobile parts. His successful trial of a major patent jury case involving computerized equipment for custom designed ductwork led to the largest intellectual property judgment nationwide in that year. His role as lead defense counsel for a large group of automobile importers led to the dismissal of a much publicized case brought by an alleged inventor of intermittent windshield wipers, even though the same plaintiff had previously secured multi-million dollar verdicts against two of Detroit’s big three automobile manufacturers.
Mr. Badenoch also counsels clients in patent and other intellectual property licensing matters. He has been involved in the licensing aspects of large merger and acquisition transactions and has been head of the firm’s Licensing Practice Group.
Mr. Badenoch has been recognized as a leading lawyer in IAM 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2013), which ranked him in the top tiers in New York for both “Licensing” and “Litigation,” The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2013), New York Super Lawyers (2012), and The Legal 500 United States for his work in the area of “IP – Patent Licensing and Transactional” (2013).
He has spoken before domestic and international bar association groups, authored brochures advising the Japanese community on patent matters and appeared on a number of panels teaching licensing and patent litigation matters to other lawyers sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute and the American Conference Institute.