Peter G.


Pete Pappas counsels clients in a variety of global industries—including energy and chemical companies—on all aspects of new patent development, licensing 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

Recipient, BTI Client Service All-Stars (2014)

Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of intellectual property (2010-2014)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of patent law (2012-2015)

Professional Activities

Member, U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, Licensing Executives Society
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

  • J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law
  • B.S.Ch.E., University of Alabama, Fellow, Chemical and Bioengineering Department
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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