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Aaron Chaloner Ph.D.


Aaron Chaloner concentrates his practice in intellectual property law, with a specific focus on patent prosecution for life science and biotechnology.

Professional Biography

Dr. Chaloner focuses his practice on intellectual property law, including all stages of intellectual property litigation, as well as counseling clients on copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret concerns. His specific focus includes patent prosecution for life science and biotechnology.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Dr. Chaloner completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. During his graduate studies, Dr. Chaloner obtained funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support his research into the effects of early life trauma and adversity on the development of heightened pain perception and increased stress responsivity. Dr. Chaloner's technical skills include physiology, neuroscience, epigenetics, neuroendocrine signaling, behavioral sciences, whole animal studies and surgical procedures, and biochemistry. Dr. Chaloner is the author of multiple publications and has presented his research at national and international scientific meetings.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Intellectual Property Law (2021, 2022)
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in IP (2020, 2021)
  • Member – Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Volunteer Attorney – Legal Assistance Volunteers For Patent Applicants (LAVPA)
  • Programming Committee Member – Life Science Tennessee
  • Member – Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
  • "Tenth Annual Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association Law Symposium" (August 2021)
  • "Life Science Tennessee's LST|CON in Nashville" (November 2018)
  • "LST|CON" (November 2017)
  • "Early Life Adversity and Life-long Visceral Pain," Experimental Biology Annual Meeting - President's Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts (2013)
  • "Sexually Dimorphic Effects of Unpredictable Early Life Adversity on Visceral Pain in a Rodent Model: Importance of Estradiol," Joint International Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting, Bologna, Italy (2012)
  • "Visceral Hypersensitivity Following Unpredictable Early Life Trauma Persists Throughout Life in a Rodent Model," Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C. (2011)
  • "Persistent Effects of Early Life Adverse Experience on Visceral Pain Behavior," 20th Anniversary Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience Symposium (2011)
  • "Epigenetic Mechanisms of Chronic Stress-Induced Visceral Pain," 16th Neurogastroenterology & Motility Scientific Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri (2011)


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
    • Member, Oklahoma City University Law Review
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, 2012
  • Baylor University, B.S. in Biology and Neuroscience, 2006


  • Tennessee, 2016
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Agent, Registration Number 73,083
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee

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