George “Trey” Lyons, III is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Lyons helps clients protect their intellectual property by providing advice and crafting innovative solutions for the validity, enforcement, and combatting infringement of patent, copyright, and trademark rights. He has also litigated and appealed 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) (namely, multipurpose hi-energy collider designs and muon cooling methods).
Currently, Mr. Lyons serves as a member of the firm’s Business Development Committee and Ethics Committee, managing editor of snippets, and 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.
Mr. Lyons is also a longtime vintage instrument collector (particularly early Fender, Gibson, and Martin guitars) and even sometimes acts as a buyer for businesses and individuals hoping to do the same—passions he enjoys to this day.