Justin E. Gray is senior counsel and an intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the IP Litigation Practice.
Mr. Gray graduated from the Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006), where he was a staff member and symposium editor for the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. While in law school, he was a member of the Northwestern Trial Team. Mr. Gray was a judicial extern for the Honorable Mark Filip, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Gray obtained a degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.S., with distinction, 2003). His focus was on areas such as cryptography, combinatorics, database management systems, and artificial intelligence.
Mr. Gray developed his early experience in the practical application of internet technology as assistant webmaster for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department where he helped integrate new technologies into the department’s website.
Mr. Gray has served as an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University School of Law, where he taught patent law. He is also the creator and sole author of "Gray on Claims" (grayonclaims.com), a blog devoted to exploring patent claim construction, false patent marking, and related issues.
Mr. Gray is admitted to practice in California and Wisconsin. He is a charter member of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court.
In 2011, he received the firm's IP Founders award, recognizing his service to his clients, his colleagues, and the firm. Mr. Gray was selected for inclusion in the 2015 and 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars lists.
- “Lighting Ballast – What Does It All Mean?” Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, October 2013
- "Federal Circuit Continues to Struggle With the Role of the Specification in Construing Claims," Foley & Lardner IP Litigation Summer 2011 Newsletter, October 2011
- "False Marking - Case and Settlement Statistics," 2011 Association of Corporate Patent Counsel Summer Meeting, June 2011
- "Supreme Court Rules on Induced Infringement Standard and Upholds Clear and Convincing Evidence Standard for Invalidity," Foley & Lardner IP Litigation Spring 2011 Newsletter, June 2011
- Guest panelist on "This Week in Law" podcast discussing false marking, May 2011
- "Fighting False Marking Through Gov’t Settlements," Law360, November 2, 2010 (with C. Edward Polk)
- "Patent Marking and the Recent Flood of False Marking Suits," webcast seminar for the State Bar of Wisconsin, June 15, 2010
- Guest panelist on "This Week in Law" podcast discussing false marking, March 2010
- "Is Marking Worth the Trouble?" 4 Bloomberg Law Reports - Intellectual Property 10, March 8, 2010 available at bloomberglaw.com (with Allen A. Arntsen)
- "Federal Circuit Decision on False Marking Means an Uptick in Litigation and Increased Liability Exposure," Foley & Lardner IP Litigation Winter 2010 Newsletter, March 2010
- Guest panelist on "This Week in Law" podcast discussing In re Bilski and study on increasing domination of the patent system, December 2009
- "Bilski – End of an Era?," Illinois Paralegal Association 2009 Fall Education Conference, November 2009
- "Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Inequitable Conduct, But Leaves Some Questions Unanswered," Foley & Lardner LLP IP Litigation Fall 2008 Newsletter, December 2008
- "A Potential Lightsaber in the 'Dictionary Wars'," IP Law360, April 2007
- "Rights Holders Prevail: Evidence Against Streamcast is 'Overwhelming'," World Copyright Law Report, November 2006
- "Inline or Insane? The Federal Circuit's Recent Interpretation of Festo in Honeywell v. Hamilton Sundstrand," 4 Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 100