Noel Chakkalakal is a registered U.S. patent attorney experienced in advising and counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property law, particularly patent related, for a variety of organizations. He concentrates his practice on patent prosecution and litigation. Mr. Chakkalakal has significant experience in prosecuting and litigating patents related to electrical systems, telecommunications, electronic components, and computer software. He has handled a variety of patent prosecution matters, as well as having represented Fortune 500 clients in cases before United States District Court.
Prior to joining Barta Jones & Foley, Mr. Chakkalakal was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington D.C., where he focused on patent litigation at both the District Court and International Trade Commission (ITC). He worked with clients on cases involving semiconductor technology, telecommunications, internet security, imaging technology, mapping software, graphical user interfaces, and radio transmissions. Mr. Chakkalakal managed fact and expert discovery, conducted motion practice, handled pre-trial preparation and post-trial motions, and led teams of associates and support staff at trial.
Before moving to Washington D.C., Mr. Chakkalakal was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm in Dallas. He handled patent and trademark prosecution, patent litigation, patent portfolio analysis, and intellectual property due diligence. Prior to his time at the AmLaw 100 Dallas firm, he managed patent prosecution and litigation at BlackBerry (previously Research In Motion). Additionally, his work involved supporting BlackBerry’s patent policy, particularly with the ITC and India. Before working at BlackBerry, Mr. Chakkalakal practiced patent prosecution and litigation at another AmLaw 100 firm in Dallas.
Mr. Chakkalakal obtained his law degree from Southern Methodist University with honors. Prior to law school, he worked as a systems engineer and technical consultant for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies in the telecommunications industry. His experience in those areas covered both wireless and landline communication networks, particularly with regards to business intelligence and fraud. He obtained his electrical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame.