Pete Pappas, leader of Sutherland’s Intellectual Practice Group, counsels clients in a variety of global industries—including energy and chemical companies—on all aspects of new patent development, transactions and protecting existing intellectual property. With a degree in chemical engineering, Pete concentrates in chemical patent prosecution, but also advises clients in mechanical patent prosecution, federal trademark prosecution, licensing, validity and infringement opinions and litigation support.
Pete has substantial experience in prosecuting patents for packaged beverage manufacturing, colloids, food chemistry, renewable energy, polymeric nonwoven products and manufacturing equipment, paper technology, water treatment, flexible packaging, textiles, agricultural chemicals, printing, carbon black, polymer extrusion equipment, latex gloves, xerography, electro-chemistry, electro-luminescence, ceramics and other aspects of polymer technology. Pete is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Awards and Rankings
Honored with BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2014, 2016)
Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of intellectual property (2010-2016)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of patent law (2012-2017)
Member, Amicus Brief Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Former Executive Committee President, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Former Board Member, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers