George E. Quillin is a retired partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. George has litigated patent interferences and patent appeals, and counseled clients in patent prosecution. He was chair of the firm’s Patent Office Trials Practice and a member of the IP Litigation, Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies and Appellate Practices. He represented Greene’s Energy in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, 138 S. Ct. 1365 (2018).
Awards and Recognition
- Peer review rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system
- Recognized for post-grant procedures (2012-2013, 2015-2018, 2020) and for prosecution (2014, 2020-2021) among IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners
- In 2016, George was recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in patent prosecution
- Member of the South Carolina, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuit Bar Associations
- Christian Legal Society
George is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (B.S., 1973) and served with the Army (in the 82d Airborne Division, as well as in Germany) prior to attending law school. He received his law degree in 1984 from the University of South Carolina, where he took American Jurisprudence Awards (top honors in his class) in fiduciary administration, property, and trusts & estates. George was a member and then team captain of the University of South Carolina College of Law National Moot Court Team (1983-1984).