DALLAS, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish & Richardson today announced that J. Kevin Gray, a leading intellectual property (IP) transactional and patent attorney at the firm, has been named managing principal of its Dallas, Texas office. Gray, who served as assistant managing principal in Dallas for the past six years, will have oversight of day-to-day administration, long-range planning, and leading the team of over 40 intellectual property attorneys and technology specialists in his new position as managing principal. Gray will also continue his role as national chair of Fish's Licensing Group, which was recently named by Intellectual Asset Management as one of the best in the country.
Gray joined Fish in 2002, and has been instrumental in building the firm's powerhouse intellectual property practice in the Dallas area. Gray's practice emphasizes licensing of intellectual property and proprietary rights in all contexts, with a particular focus in designing and implementing IP identification, protection and enforcement strategies. His work spans a wide range of technological and scientific areas for clients such as Sabre Corporation, the Southlake, TX-based leading technology provider to the global travel industry; Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 100 company and one of the world's largest global distributors of electronic components, computer and IT solutions, embedded technology and services in Phoenix; KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc., a Dallas-based developer of online and mobile games; TopGolf International, Inc., a Dallas-based global sports entertainment leader; and TM Technologies, a Scottsdale-based company that pioneered the world's first new foundational method of encoding information on a radio wave in over 80 years.
Gray is considered one of the Top 250 IP strategists and licensing attorneys in the world according to Intellectual Asset Management. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1991, and his B.S. in medical microbiology from the University of Oklahoma in 1985.
"I am very excited to expand my management role in Dallas," said Gray. "Fish is the leading patent and IP litigation law firm in the world by every objective measure, and we have an impressive group of IP attorneys in Dallas who deliver on that promise every day to our local, national and international clients. I look forward to working closely with our team and continuing to grow our roster of leading technology clients."
As managing principal, Gray will also have general oversight of Fish's extensive pro bono program in Dallas, which donated 2,070 pro bono hours in 2016. Gray is personally active in the firm's pro bono program and recently advised the ACLU of Texas on licensing and IP issues to protect their new ACLU Blue™ app. He also works with the Robin Hood Foundation and wrote the software license agreement they use to license their Coopify™ Platform, an online platform that helps worker-owned, local co-ops compete in the sharing economy.
Fish recently started a new pro bono partnership in Dallas with Disability Rights Texas, an organization devoted to advocating for full legal protection for Texans with disabilities. Other Dallas pro bono partnerships include Texas Appleseed, a social and economic justice advocacy organization that leverages pro bono resources to identify practical solutions to difficult, systemic problems; Immigration Equality, an advocacy organization focusing on helping LGBTQ immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.; and the USPTO's pro bono program, which provides patent prosecution services to low-income inventors, some of whom have received patents issued thanks to Fish's work.
Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and in Europe. Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 13 consecutive years and the #1 PTAB law firm in the U.S., representing more petitioners and respondents than any other firm. Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878. For more information, visit www.fr.com.
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