George Schooff

George Schooff is a registered patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience litigating intellectual property disputes. As a licensed patent attorney, he also represents clients before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

His litigation experience includes all manners of technology and the full spectrum of intellectual property rights. George represented the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and their licensee in a patent infringement lawsuit to enforce patents directed to “DNA Encoding Canine von Willebrand Factor and Methods of Use.” George guided the matter through discovery, briefed and argued his clients’ claim construction position, and litigated the matter to final judgment. The court awarded his clients in excess of $2.5 million dollars in damages, as well as their attorney fees and prejudgment interest.

George has also tried trademark and unfair competition cases, including a jury trial in which his clients’ marks were found willfully infringed. The court trebled the jury’s damage award to $2.1 million dollars and awarded attorney fees.

George is a graduate of University of Detroit Mercy Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1991), where he was the Executive Editor of the University of Detroit Law Review (1990-91). He is also a graduate of Wayne State University (B.S., Biology, 1988).

 

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Phone: 313.879.0470

Clerkships

Law Clerk to the Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff, United States District Court Judge for the E.D. of Michigan  – 1991-92

Education

University of Detroit Mercy Law School
J.D., cum laude (1991)

Executive Editor, University of Detroit Law Review (1990-91)

Wayne State University
B.S., Biology (1988)

Published Cases

Flo Healthcare Solutions, LLC v. Kappos, 697 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2012)

Semitool, Inc. v. Dynamic Micro Systems Semiconductor Equipment, Inc., 444 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2006)

DaimlerChrysler v. The Net, 388 F.3d 201 (6th Cir. 2004)

Powerhouse Marks LLC v. Chi Hsin Impex, Inc.,463 F.Supp.2d 733 (E.D. Mich. 2006)

Midwest Guaranty Bank v. Guaranty Bank, 270 F. Supp.2d 900 (E.D. Mich. 2003)

Admitted

State Bar of Michigan

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan