Paul Raya

Paul Raya is a registered patent attorney and a shareholder with Cook Alex Ltd.  Paul has extensive intellectual property experience and his practice includes patent and trademark procurement, strategic counseling, opinions, litigation and licensing agreements.  Paul’s patent practice is focused in the medical device, chemical and mechanical technologies.

Paul’s experience includes intellectual property portfolio management, patent preparation/prosecution, strategic intellectual property planning, start-up due diligence, litigation, intellectual property agreements, and opinions regarding patent and trademark infringement, patentability, patent validity, and trademark availability.

Paul studied chemistry at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995.  Following graduation, he took a position teaching chemistry in secondary education.  While attending The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Raya was also employed as a Chicago Police Officer.  In 2004, Mr. Raya was awarded his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and received a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law.  During law school, Mr. Raya was a member of The John Marshall Law Review and a staff-editor for The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Raya joined the firm in 2004 as an associate following graduation from John Marshall.


2004 The John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
1995 Knox College, 
B.A. Chemistry


State of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

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