Ray Ferrera is a partner with the Adams and Reese Special Business Services Practice Group, and Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office. He also serves as the firm’s Team Leader for the Global Intellectual Property Team.
Ray has obtained numerous multi-million dollar results for his clients in a wide variety of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property actions. He regularly handles IP litigation matters in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and appellate matters before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Federal Circuits. He is recognized to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Ray also handles patent matters before the International Trade Commission, invalidity proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and patent proceedings before the European Patent Office and the federal patent courts of the European Union. Ray maintains an extensive international transaction practice, and he has established and enforced intellectual property rights in over 100 countries. He has extensive experience acquiring and enforcing assets throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and he is one of America’s foremost IP practitioners in Africa. Ray’s technical proficiencies include oil and gas exploration and production technologies; optical measurement and control systems; automotive devices; medical devices; computer hardware and software; microchip technologies; guidance and navigation systems; satellite technologies; signal control systems; and industrial facility control systems.
Ray is routinely recognized by Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®, and his Houston-based intellectual property litigation practice is ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News & World Report®.