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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Jeremy D. Ray has recently joined the firm’s Nashville office as an associate. His practice focuses primarily on assisting clients with worldwide trademark registration, copyright protection, IP due diligence and intellectual property enforcement and dispute resolution.

Ray has significant experience in managing a broad range of intellectual property issues, particularly in the context of litigation, for clients as diverse as artists, publishing companies, singers, songwriters, software companies, startups and television personalities.

Ray previously worked as an entertainment and intellectual property litigator for a law firm in Nashville. Prior to practicing law, he served as a commercialization and technology transfer analyst for the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, where he evaluated scientists’ research and conducted prior art searches, patentability assessments, industry analyses, and in-depth marketing studies for licensing. He also served as a legal intern for a multi-program science and technology national laboratory where he was exposed to a variety of issues relating to intellectual property management, technology transfer, and export control.

Ray graduated magna cum laude from East Tennessee State University in 2011 after completing an Honors in Biology research program, which culminated with the presentation of a thesis he completed while working for a biochemistry laboratory at the College of Medicine. He received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2015, earning the Merchant & Gould Excellence in Intellectual Property Award for being the top IP student at the College of Law.

While in law school, Ray was a member of both the Trademark Law Moot Court and Patent Law Moot Court teams, and, upon graduation, was invited to join The Order of Barristers, which recognizes excellence in oral and written advocacy. He also served as acquisitions editor for the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy and editor of the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice.