My clients need a lawyer who understands complex technologies and can leverage IP portfolios to advance their business interests. My extensive portfolio management and litigation experience provides the insight and know-how to help clients achieve their goals.
Raymond R. Ferrera advises global corporations on how best to protect, manage and monetize their intellectual property rights. He has obtained numerous multimillion dollar results for his clients in a wide variety of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property actions.
Ray has served as partner in charge of the Firm’s Houston office, team leader for the Intellectual Property team, and on the Firm’s compensation committee. He currently serves as the team leader for the Adams and Reese Patent Team.
Ray 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 and the United States Supreme Court. He is also recognized to practice in patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and litigation matters before the International Trade Commission.
Ray also has experience in IP litigation under the Brussels Convention in Europe, and arguing before the European Patent Organization in patent board appeals.
Ray maintains an extensive international transaction practice, and has established and enforced intellectual property rights in over 100 countries. He has experience acquiring and enforcing assets throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Ray’s technical proficiencies include oil and gas exploration and production technologies; optical measurement and control systems; automotive devices; avionics and aviation; chemical films; computer hardware and software; microchip technologies; guidance and navigation systems; satellite technologies; signal control systems; and instrumentation and industrial facility control systems.
Ray is proud to have been received as a lifetime fellow of The Texas Bar Foundation. Each year, fellowship is offered to just one-third of one percent of the state bar, with members nominated for high professional standing among peers and dedication to the administration of justice.
“ My goal is to partner with clients to advance their commercial interests by leveraging intellectual property. ”
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1995
- University of Houston, B.S., 1989
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Areas of Practice
Ray is routinely recognized by Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings, LLC) and Texas Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) Intellectual Property.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society
- Houston Bar Association
- Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
- International Trademark Association