George Chaclas has practiced exclusively as an intellectual property attorney for over 16 years. George has provided counsel to clients as varied as Fortune 100 companies, world-renowned academic institutions, industry leading companies, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs. He has a special emphasis on developing an overall intellectual property strategy. George is adept at acquiring and using intellectual property assets to accomplish strategic goals, such as in negotiating and drafting licenses, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and enforcing intellectual property rights. George’s varied background and interests have helped him marshal patent applications for many technologies through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including nanotechnology, semiconductors, business methods, bioinformatics, telecommunications, medical devices, testing equipment, fluidics, RADAR, aerospace, engines and quantum computing.
Before joining Adler Pollock & Sheehan, George was counsel at an AmLaw 100 firm and before becoming a lawyer, George worked in the semiconductor industry for 12 years as an electrical engineer.
- University of Connecticut (J.D. 1999)
- University of Massachusetts – Amherst (B.S. 1987)
- Rhode Island
- U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
- U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Prepared and prosecuted well over 500 patents.
- Won more than 50 appeals for pending patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Led the team that successfully represented an industry-leading in vitro fertilization product provider in a patent infringement action. Analyzed validity, infringement and claim construction positions. The case was ultimately settled on favorable terms.
- Prepared patentability, infringement and invalidity opinions for a major multinational consumer goods company.
- Represented leading chromatography company in Oral Hearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the USPTO.
- Handles a substantial portfolio for an industry leading water flow control company.
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- Copyright Law for Artists, Visual Arts Department at Brown University, 2009-2010.
- Recognized as one of Managing Intellectual Property Magazine’s IP Stars 2014 and 2016.
- UMass Amherst Life Science Alumni Network.
- Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association 2003-2015.
- Co-Chair of Intellectual Property Owners Association Software and Business Methods Standing Committee (2007-2010).