Carlo Salas

Carlo Julio Salas is an associate of Smith Tempel.

Carlo Julio Salas is an associate of Smith Tempel. He primarily practices out of the firm’s Athens, Georgia office; however, he periodically makes himself available out of the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office.

Carlo's legal work focuses on patent preparation and prosecution. He mainly works with individual inventors and business entities to protect their intellectual property assets. While under the supervision of the firm’s principals, he often: counsels clients on the patent prosecution process; prepares patent applications; responds to patent prosecution related arguments from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); drafts legal documents necessary for business transactions; etc.


Prior to joining the firm, Carlo attended and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law where he concentrated on business transactions through the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law. While attending law school, he interned at UT-Battelle, LLC, the M&O contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. While at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he worked on: federally funded government contracting and procurement projects; white papers on complex contract and federal appropriations issues; subcontract and licensing agreements; subcontract negotiations; intellectual property protection, commercialization, licensing and technology transfer; prosecuting patent applications in the USPTO; patent and copyright licenses, non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, cooperative research and development agreements and “work-for-others” agreements.

While attending law school, Carlo also interned at the University of Georgia Research Foundation’s Technology Commercialization Office. While at the Technology Commercialization Office, he worked on: triaging and evaluating patentable technology; facilitating the patenting of viable intellectual property through prior art searches and patentability assessments; and analyzing, commercializing and marketing protected intellectual property through the preparation of non-confidential technology summaries, the development of marketing strategies and the performance of due diligence analyses of licensee compliance.

Prior to pursuing his legal career and after graduating from the University of Florida, Carlo worked at the University of Florida College of Medicine’s McKnight Brain Institute. While at the McKnight Brain Institute, he aided Gerry Shaw, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, in his National of Institute of Health funded clinical research study of degenerative brain disease by processing protein markers (phosphorylated NF-H) from serum and cerebrospinal fluid of aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients.


University of Tennessee College of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2010 – 2013

  • Concentration in Business Transactions through the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law
  • Katz Family, Charles A. and Myrtle Warner Memorial Scholarship Recipient

University of Florida

Bachelor of Art (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 2005 – 2009

  • Graduated Cum Laude for Both Degrees
  • B.A. - Major in Political Science with concentration in Political Theory; Minor in Business Administration
  • B.S. - Major in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Biology
  • Brother in Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity: Alpha Eta Chapter

Atlantic High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma, 2001 – 2005

  • AP Scholar with Distinction
  • AP National Hispanic Scholar


Pending admission to the State Bar of Georgia


Hildebrand, Henry Ned; Salas, Carlo Julio; and Wirth, Taylor K., "In re THQ Inc. "Game Over"" (2013). Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case Studies.