Attorney Profiles
George A. Coury


George Coury has extensive experience in all phases of securing intellectual property rights, as well as licensing and sale of technology and counseling of clients with respect to intellectual property rights. George has substantial familiarity with a wide range of technological fields including: petrochemistry; hydrocarbon refining; fuel cells; fluid handling; surgical and medical instruments; packaging; refrigeration; aerospace; electromagnetic controls; and software and control systems.

George earned his B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985, and his J.D., with honors, from Pace University School of Law in 1990.

George joined Bachman & LaPointe in 1991 and has worked with a wide variety of large and small U.S. and international corporate clients as well as individuals in developing and utilizing intellectual property rights. He has been a partner in the firm since 1997, and is currently managing partner.

George is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



William B. Slate


Will Slate has extensive intellectual property law experience with particular emphasis on patent and trademark counseling and prosecution. His patent experience spans a wide variety of technologies, including: semiconductor fabrication and packaging; medical devices; munitions; fluid handling, control, and measurement; industrial machinery; and sporting goods. His patent and trademark experience have both included substantial international components.

Will graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology in 1988 with a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science, with emphasis on Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics. He earned his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1992.

Will began his legal career in California. He was an associate with Christie, Parker and Hale, Associate Corporate Counsel at Gemstar Development Corporation, and an associate with Fish and Richardson. Immediately prior to joining Bachman & LaPointe, he was an associate with Wiggin & Dana in New Haven, Connecticut.

Will has lectured on and authored numerous journal articles regarding U.S. patent practice and international intellectual property protection strategy.

Will is admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia, and Connecticut and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



Andrew D. Gathy


Andrew D. Gathy is actively involved in all areas of intellectual property law. He has extensive experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and patent offices throughout the world. He is actively involved with counseling clients about the protection of intellectual property assets, managing intellectual property portfolios, and the licensing and sale of proprietary technologies.

Andrew has counseled on a wide variety of technologies, including: fuel cell systems, cogeneration systems, clean energy systems, gas turbines, waste heat recovery systems, fuel processing systems, automotive/transportation systems, aerospace systems, steam generators, optics, catalysts, semiconductors, oil recovery systems, ORC systems, and HVAC systems.

Andrew is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute holding a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an A.S. in Electronics from Western Nevada Community College. He earned his J.D. and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord New Hampshire.

Andrew began his career at Cantor Colburn, LLC and was an associate at Sierra Patent Group. Prior to joining Bachman & LaPointe, P.C., he was Intellectual Property Counsel for UTC Power Corporation and Clear Edge Power Corporation.

Andrew has lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management, Babson College, Western New England University School of Law and New York Academy of Sciences. The topics have included the use of intellectual property as a business tool and general intellectual property.

Andrew is admitted to practice in Connecticut and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



Barry L. Kelmachter
of Counsel


Barry Kelmachter's practice is concentrated in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters where he has extensive experience before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Courts. Barry is actively involved in counseling clients about the protection of intellectual property assets and the licensing and sale of technology.

Barry is a graduate of Syracuse University holding a B.S. and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He earned his J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law.

From 1972 to 1980, Barry was an examiner at the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office where he examined applications in the aircraft, boat, braking system, and railroad arts. He then joined Olin Corporation's Brass Group as Associate Patent Counsel. In 1987, he joined Bachman & LaPointe and is a partner in the firm. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications on a worldwide basis in the mechanical, metallurgical, chemical, electrochemical, electro mechanical, and computer software arts.

Barry is admitted to practice in Virginia and Connecticut and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



David L. Wisz
of Counsel


David L. Wisz concentrates his practice on intellectual property matters including patent prosecution strategy, landscaping, transactional, and clearance matters. David has substantial experience protecting and maximizing the value of a full spectrum of intellectual property assets in a variety of aerospace, electro-mechanical, software and system-related technologies. He has specific technical experience in gas turbine engines, rocketry, rotary-wing aircraft, nuclear power generation, ballistic protection, automotive systems, materials and controls such as full authority digital engine controls and flight control systems.

David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Oakland University with an emphasis in dynamic systems and controls. He earned his J.D., from the Michigan State University College of Law.

David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from Oakland University with an emphasis in dynamic systems and controls. He earned his J.D., from the Michigan State University College of Law.

David is admitted to practice in Michigan and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.




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