Neil G. Ferrari
- IP Audits and Legal Opinions
- IP Due Diligence
- IP Portfolio Management and Counseling
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition
- Trademarks, Trade Dress and Domain Names
Neil G. Ferrari is a partner at Munck Wilson Mandala, practicing in the technology/intellectual property law group. Neil focuses his practice in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, and intellectual property licensing.
Neil has a broad range of legal experience in patent matters, including domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution, patent infringement and litigation matters, defending and prosecuting inter partes reviews, licensing, and opinions. Neil prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in a variety of technical areas including electrical circuitry, semiconductor devices, telecommunication systems, software applications, computer architecture, lighting systems, control systems, aircraft components, and medical devices. Neil also works with counseling companies on the identification, protection, development, and monetization of their intellectual property.
Neil earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Louisiana State University. Neil received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Before joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Neil prepared and prosecuted patent applications at an international law firm based in Munich, Germany as well as a boutique intellectual property law firm in Dallas. During his time at these firms, Neil represented numerous technology clients to successfully obtain domestic and international patent protection for inventions in various technical areas. Additionally, Neil managed related applications in multiple jurisdictions for his clients by working with foreign counsel.
Presentations & Published Works
- Federal Circuit Decisions Breathe New Life Into Alice Responses by Patent Prosecutors, IPWatchdog.com, March 2018
- Eligibility Rulings May Lead To Shift In Patent Prosecution, IP Law360, March 2018
Professional Associations & Memberships
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
Dallas Regional Chamber
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA);
IP in Europe Committee, Electronic and Computer Law Committee, and Standards ad Open Source Committee
Additional Education & Achievements
Texas Youth Scholarship Organization (TYSO)