Gordon F. Belcher

Gordon F. Belcher
Of Counsel

Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property
Trade Secrets
Patents
Technology

Tel: 646-747-4683 | Fax: 646-349-2217 | gbelcher@mgpllp.com

Gordon Belcher has a varied professional background including commercial litigation, intellectual property law including extensive experience in patent law, and engineering. He brings this experience to complex commercial litigation involving intellectual property such as trade secrets. Mr. Belcher's substantial patent experience includes representing major corporations and individuals. His patent experience includes drafting original patent applications, prosecuting U.S. patent applications to issuance, advising foreign patent counsel on foreign counterparts to U.S. patent applications, drafting patent validity and infringement opinions, and patent litigation.

Mr. Belcher's patent experience has been in technologies including jet engines, software, telecommunications, vascular graft medical devices, blood circulation devices, anesthetic and orthopedic devices, advanced construction tools, and automotive components. He has worked in major intellectual property law firms and as in-house counsel at a major U.S. manufacturing corporation. Mr. Belcher has worked in a pro bono legal clinic in New York. While attending law school, he was employed full-time as an engineer at an electric utility in Washington, D.C. Mr. Belcher's varied professional background is a major asset in understanding and achieving the objectives of clients in different industries and business contexts.

EDUCATION
University of Maryland, B.S. cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, 1981. Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Campus Judicial Board
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1986

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of New York
State of Missouri
Registered to Practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Licensed Professional Engineer (Maryland)
District of Columbia Bar (inactive)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
New York City Bar Association, Patents Committee
International Intellectual Property Society
New York City Bar Association, Monday Night Law Clinic, pro bono (former)