George Dolina is a patent attorney specializing in electrical, mechanical, and computer related inventions.  Mr. Dolina began his career in intellectual property law as a patent agent in 2007.  After graduating with honors from law school, he developed his patent law expertise at leading IP boutiques prior to joining Potomac Law Group.  He has extensive experience in the areas of medical devices, digital content delivery, wireless communication, electro-optical devices, integrated circuits, semiconductors, signal processing techniques, electronic commerce, acoustic devices and video processing.  Mr. Dolina helps clients to obtain strategic protection for their inventions and to minimize risks posed by their competitors’ patents.  He has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications and has first-chair experience at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including a successful track record in post-grant proceedings such as inter partes review, covered business method review, and reexaminations. 

Mr. Dolina has a deep understanding of technology grounded in significant engineering experience.  Prior to his IP career, he designed signal processing algorithms, developed software, and conducted applied research in underwater acoustics, ad-hoc networking, anti-submarine warfare, and distributed sensor systems for DARPA and other DOD clients.  Mr. Dolina began his engineering career at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab as a graduate student researcher developing his master’s thesis in the area of knowledge-based decision support systems.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a patent owner in a series of IPR proceedings requested by the client’s competitor.  The patents at issue were previously prosecuted by Mr. Dolina and then asserted by his client against a competitor.  Mr. Dolina’s vigorous defense of the patents in question resulted in a favorable settlement for his client and termination of the IPR proceedings.
  • Represented a patent owner in a covered business method proceeding, resulting in a partial grant of a motion to amend (one of only six such grants to date) that preserved the validity of one challenged patent claim.

Publications and Speeches

  • Takeaways From PTAB Decision Granting Motion To Amend, Law360, May 5, 2015

Memberships and Affiliations

  • IEEE
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society

Languages

  • Slovak (native speaker)

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Education

The George Washington University Law School, J.D. with honors, 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Eng. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1999

Previous Experience

  • Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, Patent Attorney
  • Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, Patent Agent

Areas of Practice

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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