Robert Ray is a registered US patent attorney with 17+ years of experience in IP practice, including over 11 years in IP leadership positions with global corporations, both stateside and abroad. In these roles, Robert built and managed teams to implement the in-house IP function for multiple different organizations developing advanced technology automotive and semiconductor products. With a strong technical background based on an early career as a circuit designer and software developer, Robert has a wealth of experience across international and domestic patent prosecution, IP strategy, portfolio management, risk mitigation, licensing, litigation, and M&A.
Robert is well suited to prosecute, advise clients, and manage IP portfolios directed to advanced electrical, software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, communications, and electromechanical technologies. Robert has direct technical experience managing complex technology portfolios a large variety of advanced automotive safety, autonomous driving, Internet of Things (IOT), and vehicle electrification technologies, as well as semiconductor and green energy technologies.
Rob received his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.