George Chaclas


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Throughout his over 20 years of experience practicing intellectual property law, George Chaclas has provided counsel to clients as varied as Fortune 100 companies, world-renowned academic institutions, industry leading companies, start-ups and individual entrepreneurs.

George, Chair of the firm's Patent Prosecution and Counseling group, focuses on acquiring and using IP assets to accomplish strategic goals, such as in negotiating and drafting licenses, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and enforcing intellectual property rights. His varied background has 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.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, George worked in the semiconductor area for 12 years as an electrical engineer.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Prepared and prosecuted well over 700 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, analyzing validity, infringement and claim construction positions, ultimately concluding the case on favorable terms for the client

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



Education and Credentials

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1999
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, B.S., 1987,

Electrical Engineering

State of Rhode Island
State of Connecticut
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Boston Patent Law Association
UMass Amherst Life Sciences Alumni Network
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), 2013-2015; Software and Business Methods Standing Committee, Co-Chair, 2007-2010
Boston Intellectual Property Law Association (BIPLA)

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in Band 1 of the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Intellectual Property in Rhode Island, 2023

Honored by Rhode Island Monthly for Professional Excellence in Law Award for Intellectual Property Rights, 2021-2023

Named to list of IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), 2014, 2016-2020, 2023

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