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George Banis is a registered patent agent and former patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). George has hands-on experience in research and development and submitting patent applications. He assists clients in patent prosecution matters, and conducts patent interviews with patent examiners and USPTO submissions in a variety of technical areas including medical devices, biotechnology and electronics. He also handles infringement analysis and prior art searching.

George conducts invention disclosure interviews with clients to draft domestic patent applications. George also drafts responses to communications from the USPTO, the European Patent Office (EPO), the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), among others. Additionally, George assists with freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions for assessing IP landscapes, and preparing IP overviews of the client technologies for investor meetings.


  • Technology Areas
    • Medical Devices
      • Electrical
      • Mechanical
      • Imaging
      • Software and Data Processing
      • Surgical Procedures/Treatments
    • Biotechnology
      • Pharmaceutical Sciences
      • Gene Editing
      • CRISPR
      • Proteins
    • Electronics
      • Circuits
      • Semiconductors
      • Microfabrication
  • Legal Areas
    • Patent Prosecution and Opinions
    • FTO Analysis
    • IP Overviews
    • Infringement Analysis
    • Prior Art Search



  • Kim, G.F. Payne, M. Kang, W.E. Bentley, R. Ghodssi, T.E. Winkler, and G.E. Banis. Redox Probing for Chemical Information of Oxidative Stress. United States Provisional Patent Application 62/429,610.
  • F. Payne, M. Kang, E. Kim, Y. Liu, R. Ghodssi, T.E. Winkler, and G.E. Banis. Electrodeposited Graphene Chitosan Composite Film for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. United States Provisional Patent Application 62/475,445.

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Banis prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Patent Examiner, Biomedical Engineering; Art Unit – 3792, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2019-2021
  • NCEES, Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Certified in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014
  • Graduate Assistant, MEMS, Sensors/Actuators Lab, Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering at University of Maryland, 2014-2019
  • R&D Summer Intern, Cookson Electronics/MacDermid Technologies, 2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Mentor, Program for Enhancing Participation in Research, 2014-2015


  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Maryland, 2019
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, The College of New Jersey, 2014
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.
  • Greek, Conversational
  • Spanish, Conversational