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Aaron S. Chaloner Ph.D.


Aaron Chaloner Ph.D. is an associate in Baker Donelson's Nashville office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Professional Biography

Dr. Chaloner concentrates his practice in intellectual property law. He guides clients of all sizes through all stages of IP prosecution, and is highly skilled at navigating copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret concerns. Dr. Chaloner also assists clients with intellectual property agreements, intellectual property due diligence, and intellectual property licensing concerns. His experience spans a breadth of industries including life sciences and biotechnology, with a particular focus on patent prosecution.

Dr. Chaloner's technical skills include physiology, neuroscience, epigenetics, neuroendocrine signaling, behavioral sciences, whole animal studies, surgical procedures, and biochemistry. He is the author of multiple publications and has presented his research at national and international scientific meetings.

  • Represented a building materials entity in various inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.

  • Prosecuted international patents in life sciences and biomedical devices.

  • Prosecuted design patents and international patents related to mechanical devices and computer-implemented business methods.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for Intellectual Property Law (2021 – 2024)
  • Selected to Mid-South Rising Stars (2020 – 2022)
  • Member – Nashville Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member – Association of University Technology Managers
  •  Member – Life Science Tennessee
  • "Tenth Annual Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association Law Symposium" (August 2021)
  • "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., 2006


  • Tennessee, 2016
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Tennessee, 2016

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