Brent Ray is a trial lawyer who has first-chaired multiple cases to verdict. He has served as lead counsel for industry-leading clients, such as IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and Kemper Insurance. Brent’s work has taken him to a wide variety of venues, including federal court, state court, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States International Trade Commission.
As a result of his diverse experience, Brent has been called upon to advise clients on the intellectual property and litigation aspects of corporate merger agreements and product acquisitions, and to develop and manage patent portfolios. Brent has also argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to defend a grant of summary judgment that he won below.
Brent is an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent School of Law teaching advanced Legal Writing focused on Intellectual Property issues. Brent is a member of the trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois.