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Over ten years, Rick has been involved in nearly every aspect of patent law, including international litigation, licensing, prosecution, and post-grant procedures. His practice is primarily focused on the litigation of patents, including due diligence of international patent portfolios, chain-of-title review and analysis, infringement analysis, validity analysis, and damages analysis. Advantageously, Rick has managed concurrent international patent litigation in several countries and counseled clients regarding their international patent portfolios. Rick’s primary practice also includes transactional work, such as Trademark prosecution, license/acquisition agreement drafting, and opinion work.

As an Electrical Engineer, Rick has designed and commercialized systems at companies such as Raytheon and SAIC. He has served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Cryptologic Officer after having been selected for Direct Commission as an enlisted petty officer, prior to which he was enlisted Army.

Awards & Recognitions

IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2015 and 2016

Outstanding Leadership Contribution, American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law

Raytheon Achievement Award

Klipsch Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship


Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

Associations & Memberships

Tarrant County Bar Association, IP Section, Vice-Chair, 2012-2013, Treasurer, 2011-2012

American Bar Association, Member, 2009 – Present, IP Section, Member, 2010-Present

The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Associate, 2013-2015, Pupil, 2012

The Order of Barristers

Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

Kappa Sigma Fraternity





Juris Doctor, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, New Mexico State University

Bar/Court Admissions

Texas Bar

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas



John Allen Chalk taught a continuing education class on “Red Flags & Risk Areas” for American Arbitration Association on March 23, 2017

John Allen Chalk taught American Arbitration Association’s Arbitrator Continuing Education training for AAA arbitrators on ‘Red Flags & Risk Areas:...

John Allen Chalk taught continuing education training course for American Arbitration Association

John Allen Chalk taught American Arbitration Association’s Arbitrator Continuing Education training for AAA arbitrators on ‘Dealing with Difficult Attorneys in...

John Allen Chalk published in March 2017 issue of the Texas Bar Journal

The Texas Bar Journal has published John Allen Chalk’s article “Arbitration Has Benefits” in the March 2017 issue, Vol. 80,...