George M. Carrera, Jr.

Patent Agent

About George M. Carrera, Jr.

George M. Carrera, Jr. is a registered patent agent at Amin Wasserman Gurnani who co-leads the patent prosecution team. With over 20 years of experience in patent law both in-house pharma and at medium to large private firms, George assists clients regarding their intellectual property in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and life science arts.

He is actively involved in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the pharmaceutical, nutritional, food science and allied fields. He advises food, beverage, drug, nutritional supplement, probiotic, cosmetic, medical device, and biotech companies regarding patentability, and guides clients to develop and maintain patent rights through the management and maintenance of patent portfolios.

George’s practice incorporates high level scientific and technical analysis to provide ways for clients to identify and develop their IP assets. Excellent writing skills are employed in his role as an advocate for clients of the firm.

George’s technical background includes more than 15 years of chemical research experience in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and biopolymers. George’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.

Outside interests include family trips with his wife to the East Coast to spend time with his granddaughter. At home in Chicago, George serves as a volunteer on the music and worship team at his church, and also enjoys reading classic fiction and history.