George “Trey” Lyons, III is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Practice Group. Mr. Lyons helps clients protect their intellectual property by providing advice and crafting innovative solutions for the acquisition and enforcement of patent, copyright, and trademark rights. He also litigates and appeals these matters when necessary.
Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Lyons worked as a research physicist on projects undertaken at The National Center for Physical Acoustics at The University of Mississippi (High-Intensity Focus Ultrasound in the context of triage biomedical devices) and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) (multipurpose hi-energy collider designs and muon cooling methods).
Currently, Mr. Lyons serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Ethics Committee and a member of the firm’s Business Development Committee. Mr. Lyons also maintains a strong commitment to helping pro bono, startup, and large-entity clients reach positive results in a variety of intellectual property matters. More recently, Mr. Lyons also helped form a Canna-IP practice group to help address the ever-growing IP needs often neglected in the space.
In his personal time, Mr. Lyons collects vintage instruments (particularly early Fender, Gibson, and Martin guitars) and is an avid hockey enthusiast and player.