Ray Kurz, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Ray is a partner and co-head of the US Intellectual Property practice at the law firm of Hogan Lovells. Ray has been practicing in the field of intellectual property law for over 33 years and his practice covers a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters, including lead counsel roles in complex patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, counseling, and licensing.  Ray has successfully defended and prosecuted patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases before numerous U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), various US Courts of Appeal, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ray writes and speaks frequently in the field of Intellectual Property and is the principal author and editor of the book, Internet and The Law (1996).

Ray lives with his wife (who is a volunteer at the USO) in Mount Vernon Virginia. Ray’s non-law related interests include fishing, tennis, weight lifting and wine tasting and collecting. Ray has a small family wine business making Virginia wine under the Social Cluster label.