My scientific background, natural curiosity, and love of learning enable me to quickly figure out how things work. In litigation, I position my clients well because I understand technology better than opposing counsel and can explain the concepts and products in clear, straightforward terms.
Patent litigation trial attorney Chad Ray concentrates on defending technologies in a wide range of areas, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, electronics, chemicals, and automotive components/coatings. Applying a unique background that bridges chemistry and law, he advocates for clients in a variety of matters in both bench and jury trials, as well as in proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board. Chad’s national practice stretches from California to Delaware.
The breadth and depth of Chad’s technical expertise, combined with a creativity in approaching legal problems, help ensure that his clients are able to launch their product, protect it on the market, and keep it safe from competitors who would assert their own IP rights. He routinely finds ways to win even the most challenging of cases while maintaining a professional and cordial relationship with opposing counsel. Although Chad fights hard for his clients’ interests, he always upholds professional standards and a spirit of congeniality.
Chad’s belief that lawyers have a duty to help people in their communities and an innate sense of fairness drive his passion to pursue and obtain justice for all types of people and organizations, from indigents falsely accused of crimes to large corporations plagued by troll patent litigation. He has provided pro bono criminal defense representation, with notable successes helping individuals charged with serious felonies, including first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Prior to attending law school, Chad earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. for physical chemistry research, developing and applying nanotechnology methods for the study of complex biological molecule interactions. During his academic career, he earned numerous accolades and awards for his research, teaching, and community service.
Chad draws on his teaching experience to “read” juries, gauge whether his audience understands the information, and then adjust his communication methods if necessary. As someone who has lived in many types of areas, from his rural hometown to a big city and places in between, Chad brings deep insight into jury pools and an ability to craft arguments using language that appeals to the priorities and values that bridge different groups of people.