Neil G. Ferrari

Partner
Intellectual Property
Dallas
(972) 628-3678

Electrical Engineering Background

Neil earned his undergraduate electrical engineering degree at Louisiana State University.

Worked Abroad

Neil worked at an international law firm based in Munich, Germany.

Global Clients

Entrusted with some of MWM’s global technology clients, Neil handles complex global portfolios and IP legal matters related to copyright and trademark infringements.

Neil G. Ferrari is a partner at Munck Wilson Mandala, practicing in the technology/intellectual property law group. Neil focuses his practice in representation before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and counseling related to intellectual property due diligence, infringement, licensing, and opinions.

Neil earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Louisiana State University and received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Before joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Neil worked 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 IP protection.

Neil has extensive legal experience counseling companies regarding the global protection of core intellectual property foundations. He frequently advises clients on best practices in the identification, protection, development, and monetization of their intellectual property – incorporating international protection, handling complex global portfolios and intellectual property issues related to intellectual property, copyright, and trademark infringements.

Representative Matters

  • Represented publicly-traded company as intellectual property counsel in connection with the acquisition of a leading technologies innovator valued at over $800 million; performed intellectual property due diligence in the areas of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and technology and security agreements;
  • Represented privately-owned company as intellectual property counsel in connection with the acquisition of a telecommunications intellectual property portfolio valued at over $500 million; client has already received favorable judgements on the portfolio exceeding the purchase price;
  • Represented publicly-traded company as intellectual property counsel in connection with the acquisition of a company valued at over $160 million; performed intellectual property due diligence in the areas of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and technology contracts and security agreements;
  • Represented foreign company in a multi-million dollar alleged international trade dispute for a settlement of less than 1% monetary damages.

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008
Juris Doctorate
Louisiana State University, 2005
B.S. Electrical Engineering

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 and Open Source Committee

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Honors & Awards

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
2018-2020

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2008

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • 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
 

Focus Areas

IP Audits and Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

IP Portfolio Management and Counseling

Patents & Innovations

Trade Secrets

Trademark & Advertising