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Charles F. Gray Partner

Office
Novi
Phone
248/567-7817
Fax
248/567-7423
Email
cfgray@varnumlaw.com
cfgray@varnumlaw.com
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Assistant
Tina Cook, 248/567-7814

Experience

Charlie focuses on patent and trademark prosecution in both the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions. He works with clients to file and prosecute patents in a broad range of mechanical and electrical art fields, including automotive components, consumer products, medical devices, and industrial machines. Charlie also drafts software, trademark and patent license agreements and assists in due diligence related to intellectual property for mergers and acquisition agreements. He regularly conducts and analyzes novelty, state of the art and patent clearance searches and prepares freedom to operate and novelty opinions. Prior to his legal career, Charlie worked as an electrical controls engineer.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    Cleveland, Ohio
    J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • Grand Valley State University
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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