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George M. Carrera, Jr.

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Intellectual Property Practice




George M. Carrera, Jr. is a registered patent agent at Amin Talati & Upadhye. With over 12 years of experience in patent law both in-house pharma and at medium to large private firms, Mr. Carrera’s practice is primarily focused on intellectual property in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts.

Currently, Mr. Carrera is actively involved in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional, food science and allied arts. Mr. Carrera advises biotechnology, food, drug, medical device, and nutritional and dietary supplement companies regarding patentability, and assists clients to develop and maintain patent rights through the management and maintenance of patent portfolios. Mr. Carrera also has experience assisting chemical and pharmaceutical clients in areas of import compliance, including advising on tariff classifications.

Mr. Carrera’s technical background includes more than 15 years of research experience in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and polymers. Mr. Carrera’s core area of expertise is in organic chemistry, including proficiency in synthetic organic methodology. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific articles in the synthetic organic and medicinal fields, and is a co-inventor on seven U.S. patents.


B.S., Chemistry, The University of Chicago

Bar Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society

Scientific Publications

George M. Carrera, Jr. and George S. Sheppard, “Synthesis of 6- and 7-Arylindoles via Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of 6-and 7-Bromoindole with Arylboronic Acids.” SYNLETT, 93 (1994).

George M. Carrera, Jr. and David S. Garvey, “Synthesis of Novel Substituted Spirohydantoins.” J. Heterocyclic Chem., 29:847 (1992).

Recent Articles & Speeches

Rakesh M. Amin and George M. Carrera, Jr.  “Developing Hidden Intellectual Property Assets is an Effective Way to Build a Nutritional Portfolio,” The Burdock Advisor Vol. 13, No. 4, (December 2012), p. 4.

How Do I Protect My Product From Competitors?  Cost-Effective Ways to Identify and Develop Untapped Intellectual Property Assets in Your Company.  Nutracon 2013, Botanicals track.  Panelist, with Ashish R. Talati.  March 7, 2013, Anaheim, California.

Discovering Hidden IP Assets: Cost-Effective Ways to Identify and Develop Untapped Intellectual Property in Your Company.  Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago Section.  Dinner Speaker.  April 8, 2013, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Discovering and Protecting your IP.  BEVNET Beverage School NYC.  Speaker.  June 3, 2013, New York, New York.

Patent Mapping. GOED Exchange 2014, IP session: Omega-3s and IP Challenges. Speaker. February 6, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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