Acquiring a patent on an invention is a legally and technically challenging process. Prosecution of a patent application may present many legal subtleties and technical complexities. As such, inventors should acquire the services of an experienced patent attorney to guide them through what can be a very elaborate and demanding process.

George J. Lyman, Esq., P. E. is founder and principal attorney of the firm and has extensive experience in all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution (U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Patent Cooperation Treaty). This includes inventor liaising, client counseling, Intellectual Property portfolio and docket management, infringement, validity and patentability opinions and USPTO searches.

Mr. Lyman has an in-depth technical and intellectual property background in the following scientifically complex fields and related technologies:

Electrical Arts

  • Electrical Circuits and Systems
  • Classical and Quantum Optics
  • Laser Physics and Electro-Optics
  • Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Communication and Data Networks
  • Holography and Interferometry
  • Digital Image and Signal Processing

Mechanical and Electromechanical Arts

  • Control Systems
  • Electromechanical Systems
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics
  • Motors and Circuit Breakers
  • Medical Systems and Devices
  • Magnetic Field Confinement of Plasmas
  • Pressurized Vessels and Stress Analysis

Chemical Arts

  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
  • SOx/NOx Reduction of Combustion Flue Gases
  • Separated Overfire Air Ignition of Fossil Fuels
  • Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion
  • Rankine Cycle Steam Generation
  • Electrochemistry

Representative Patents

Listed below are a few of the U.S. patents and published patent applications that Mr. Lyman has written or prosecuted.


  • 7,221,760 Information Security Using Digital Holography
  • 7,125,131 Brightness enhancement film with improved view angle
  • 7,106,438 ICP-OES And ICP-MS Induction Current
  • 7,050,635 Multi-dimensional pattern recognition by use of digital holography
  • 7,046,879 Optical Via For Three Dimensional Interconnect
  • 7,011,326 Piezoresistive Torque Sensor
  • 6,952,627 Method and apparatus for fabricating a light management substrates
  • 6,908,202 Bulk diffuser for flat panel display
  • 6,862,141 Optical substrate and method of making
  • 6,826,204 Q-switched CO2 laser for material processing
  • 6,818,466 Method Of Fabricating An Integrated Optoelectronic Circuit
  • 6,811,274 Polarization sensitive optical substrate
  • 6,713,772 Free-form fabrication using multi-photon excitation
  • 6,711,312 Integrated Optoelectronic Circuit And Method Of Fabricating The Same
  • 6,697,408 Q-switched cavity dumped CO2 laser for material processing
  • 6,621,561 Doppler rotational velocity sensor
  • 6,608,669 Quadrature processed LIDAR system
  • 6,599,248 Method and apparatus for ultrasound diagnostic imaging
  • 6,563,622 High-speed communications system
  • 6,559,743 Stored Energy System For Breaker Operating Mechanism
  • 6,548,969 Redundant Steer-by-Wire System
  • 6,464,102 Box closing mechanism
  • 6,388,780 Hologram Production Technique
  • 6,366,794 Generic integrated implantable potentiostat telemetry unit for electrochemical sensors
  • 5,976,224 Separating carbon from ash
  • 5,967,098 Oil shale fluidized bed
  • 5,875,977 Technique For Improving The Response Time Of Pulverized Coal Boilers
  • 5,784,975 Control scheme for large circulating fluid bed steam generators (CFB)
  • 5,729,470 System for continuous in-situ measurement of carbon in fly ash

Published Patent Applications

  • 20020114077 Integral three-dimensional imaging with digital reconstruction
  • 20020075472 Optical fiber ceilometer for meteorological cloud altitude sensing
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