Charles Valauskas

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Company: Valauskas Corder LLC

Charles Valauskas is legal counsel to business ventures, non-profit organizations, and individuals involved in the development and commercialization of a variety of new technologies, creative products, and services.

Mr. Valauskas speaks on a regular basis throughout the world on technological and intellectual property topics. Mr. Valauskas has authored books, chapters for books, and articles on intellectual property and business-related topics including two handbooks on copyright for the Association of University Technology Managers (“AUTM”), a chapter “The Other Intellectual Property: Thinking Beyond Patents”, published in the American Bar Association’s book, The Technology Transfer Law Handbook, plus an article “Smarter Licensing Simplified” for the ABA IP magazine, Landslide. Other articles authored by Mr. Valauskas were published in other periodicals including the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Newsletter.

He has appeared on the BBC World Series and in articles published in a variety of popular publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the ABA Journal, and Crain’s Chicago Business. Mr. Valauskas is a former adjunct law professor for intellectual property matters in Chicago.

Mr. Valauskas’ involvement in the activities of organizations include serving on the Advisory Board of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the American Bar Association’s University Intellectual Property Law Committee, and the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals “Future Look” Task Force. He was the Vice President for Industry Relations of AUTM and has served on many of its committees.

Mr. Valauskas received his B.S. from the University of Illinois (Chicago), his J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law, and his LL.M. from the Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Valauskas is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois.