Joseph (Joey) Gray is an Intellectual Property Partner in the Austin office. As a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney, Mr. Gray assists clients in procuring, enforcing, licensing and litigating rights relating to creations of the human mind — such as patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and trade dress. He enjoys representing clients of all shapes and sizes, including both intellectual property owners, and those accused of infringement.
Mr. Gray's clients range from individual inventors and emerging companies to Fortune 500 corporations, and they are leaders in technology, product design, and branding. They hail from across the globe and are innovators in the medical device, healthcare, alternative energy, telecommunications, payment processing, construction equipment, outdoor equipment, physical fitness, and retail spaces, among others. Mr. Gray partners with his clients to develop litigation strategies and IP solutions tailored and accretive to each client’s business objectives.
Mr. Gray has litigated disputes across the country involving claims of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement and trade dress infringement, among others. He has chaired trials in federal district courts, at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), and he has represented clients in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Most recently, Mr. Gray led a team of approximately fifteen attorneys, from case inception, through trial, in a multi-patent infringement case related to telecommunications technology.
As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Gray also manages patent and trademark prosecution (procurement) before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). Mr. Gray additionally helps clients build and manage IP portfolios, conduct IP diligence and pre-suit investigations, and negotiate inbound and outbound license agreements, among other things. He enjoys getting to know his clients and their businesses — and combining that knowledge with his experience to build collaborative, long-term partnerships with each of them.
While at The University of Texas, Mr. Gray was a mechanical engineering student in the Engineering Honors Program, before graduating with highest honors from the McCombs School of Business. Mr. Gray also attended The University of Hawaii (Manoa) and The University of Edinburgh (Scotland) during his undergraduate studies. He subsequently attended Stanford Law School, where he graduated with distinction, served as managing editor of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance and received the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. award for excellence in legal writing. Before entering private practice, Mr. Gray was honored to serve as a judicial clerk to the late Honorable William Wayne Justice of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.