Ray practices in all areas of commercial litigation, including patent, trade secret, trademark, trade dress, copyright, and other intellectual property and technology matters. His representation has included enforcement of computer software and IP related contracts and administrative actions to protect trademarks and domain names.

Ray became a lawyer because he enjoys solving complex problems. His clients appreciate that Ray can find reasonable solutions to their challenges.

Outside of work, Ray enjoys running, movies, reading science fiction, and spicy food. He is also an avid golfer.


  • J.D., University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • B.S. and B.A., University of Arizona
  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Editor, Arizona Law Review, 1981-1982

Areas Of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Our business attorneys recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation, and are committed to providing efficient, straightforward and business-oriented solutions that facilitate success and avoid pitfalls while recognizing early capital is precious and expensive.

Create. Protect. Thrive.

Your Technology and Intellectual Property Assets Are The Lifeblood Of Your Business: We Partner With You To Protect Your Critical IP —and To Identify and Implement IP Strategies To Help You Thrive.

Our privacy and data security practice addresses the administrative, regulatory and litigation concerns of business in the face of mounting threats and increasing state and federal regulation in the areas of data privacy, data breach and security.


  • Franchise Law
  • International Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Patent Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Reynolds v. Reynolds, 235 Ariz.80, 327 P.3d. 213 (App. 2014)
  • Merit Homes, LLC v. Joseph Carl Homes, 570 Fed Appx 707 (9th Cir. 2014)
  • Medics Pharm. Corp. v. Acella Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 488 Fed. App. 471 (Fed. Cir. 2013)
  • Mastro’s Restaurants LLC v. The Dominick Group LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 80200(D. Ariz. June 11, 2012)
  • Intl Flora Technologies Ltd. v. Desert Whale Jojoba Co., Inc., 2010 US Dist. Lexis 109273 (D. Ariz. Sept 29, 2010)
  • Dream Games of Arizona, Inc. v. PC Onsite, 561 F.3d 983, (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Braun Corp. v. Vantage Mobility Intern., LLC, 608 F.Supp.2d 1036 (N.D.Ind., 2009)
  • Societe Civile Succession Guino v. Renoir, 549 F.3d 1182 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Lemon v Harlem Globetrotters Intern., Inc., 437 FSupp2d 1089 (D. Ariz. 2006)
  • Allied Tube & Conduit Corp. v. John Maneely Co., 125 F.Supp.2d (D.Ariz.2000)
  • Arizona Retail Systems v. The Software Link, 831 F.Supp.759 (D.Ariz.1993)
  • Hunt v. Pasternack, 192F.3d877 (9th Cir. 1999)
  • Johnson Controls v. Phoenix Control Systems, 886F.2d 1173 (9th Cir. 1989)
  • Adelman v. Christy, 90 F.Supp.2d 1034 (D. Ariz.2000)
  • Safeworks LLC v. Spydercrane, LLC., 2009 US Dist. Lexis 114440 (W.D.WA Dec. 7, 2009)

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Technology Law, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America®Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent,  Technology Law, Trade Secrets Law, 2011-2022
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2007-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Patent, 2019
  • Benchmark: Plaintiffs, Local Litigation Star, 2012-2013
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles and Presentations

Professional and community activities

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Litigation, Intellectual Property Law and Science and Technology Law Sections, American Bar Association
  • Member, Computer Law Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Director Emeritus, Arizona Technology Council
  • Faculty Member, Intellectual Property and Litigation Seminars, Association of University Technology Managers
  • Faculty Member, Intellectual Property and Litigation Seminars, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Past Chair, Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of Arizona
  • Former Director, Arizona Technology Incubator
  • Past Seminar Chair, Intellectual Property in the Workplace, State Bar of Arizona
  • Past Seminar Chair, Litigating Trade Dress Cases, Arizona State Bar Convention
  • Past Seminar Chair, Recent Developments in Trademark Law, Arizona State Bar Convention
  • Past Seminar Chair, Digital Evidence, Arizona State Bar Convention
  • Past Seminar Chair, Copyright Law for the Digital Age
  • Past Seminar Chair, The Law of the Internet in Arizona
  • Past Seminar Chair, eCommerce: The Law of eBusiness


  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit