ORWIGSBURG, Pa., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearly Clean Products, LLC today announced that it has appointed Gary D. Colby, Ph.D., as its new general counsel. Dr. Colby will head Clearly Clean's legal operations and will take the lead in securing, licensing, and enforcing the organization's intellectual property (IP) rights.
Dr. Colby joins Clearly Clean after more than two decades working as an IP attorney in private practice. In that role, he helped companies large and small to develop, commercialize, and license IP portfolios – as well as to enforce them through litigation when necessary. At IP boutiques and Am Law 100 law firms, he wrote and prosecuted hundreds of original patents, negotiated and drafted collaboration and licensing agreements, advised innovators about protecting trade secrets and trademarks, and litigated dozens of IP matters.
Prior to his legal career, Dr. Colby was trained as a chemical engineer and earned a doctorate for his research on an industrial renewable energy process. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Georgetown University Law Center.
Before this appointment, Dr. Colby served as an outside advisor to Clearly Clean. "It has been really interesting to watch the company flourish as demand and excitement for its products grow," Dr. Colby said. "Of course, such success draws imitators -- and that's part of why I was brought on to oversee the legal team."
Among its core offerings, Clearly Clean manufactures the:
- world's only patented recyclable, smooth-edge overwrap trays (Roll Over-Wrap™ Tray)
- world's only patented recyclable MAP trays with a peelable barrier layer
- world's only patented recyclable, smooth-edge MAP trays with a peelable barrier layer
- world's only patented multi-peelable layer packaging for food and retail
- world's only patented recyclable paint tray with peel-away liners (Peel-A-Tray™)
- patent-pending recyclable barrier rollstock
"Gary is a seasoned professional, and we are excited to have him join our expanding team, which has grown six-fold over the last year," said Millard Wallace, managing partner of Clearly Clean. "We look forward to continued growth and, with Gary minding the legal front, we are confident that our innovations and inventions will continue to be strongly and aggressively protected."
About Clearly Clean Products, LLC
Clearly Clean, which is known for its crystal clear, recyclable food trays, is an award-winning, innovative manufacturer that creates eco-friendly products with features that surpass their non-sustainable alternatives. The company is committed to protecting its patented manufacturing process and developing other sustainable products. Visit www.clearlyclean.com.
SOURCE Clearly Clean LLC