John Ferrell is a founding partner of Carr & Ferrell LLP, one of Silicon Valley's foremost technology law firms, and specializes in patent and intellectual property law matters. He is the Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group.
Mr. Ferrell's practice focuses on helping emerging and mid-sized companies create market monopolies by organizing and leveraging intellectual property assets. In addition, Mr. Ferrell's practice includes patent opinion and litigation analysis, as well as trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. As a leading Palo Alto patent attorney, Mr. Ferrell has represented companies in a variety of fields, including semiconductors, communications, computers, software, social networking, wireless, bioengineering, and eco-engineering.
Distinguished by his demonstrated technical and legal expertise, Mr. Ferrell has been noted in the Silicon Valley Business Journal list of Who's Who in Silicon Valley and Northern California's Super Lawyers. He was also listed by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California's top Rainmakers, by San Jose Magazine as one of Silicon Valley's top Legal Eagles, and by San Francisco Magazine as one of Northern California's top lawyers. Additionally, under his leadership, the firm was recently recognized by Corporate Counsel Magazine as a "Go to Law Firm for Intellectual Property". Mr. Ferrell has received an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® (a representation of the highest level of professional excellence). Over the past decade, Mr. Ferrell has presented and spoken about patent and intellectual property issues at both legal and technology business forums around the globe.
Licensed since 1991
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|California's Top Rainmakers||Los Angeles Daily Journal||N/A|
|Silicon Valley's Top Legal Eagles||San Jose Magazine||N/A|
|Northern California's Top Lawyers||San Francisco Magazine||N/A|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||Member||N/A|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|Patent Pro Se: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Provisional Patent Applications||Patent Pro Se: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Provisional Patent Applications||2008|
|Inventor's Notebook (The Perfect Place to Store Your Great Ideas)||Inventor's Notebook (The Perfect Place to Store Your Great Ideas)||2004|
|Book||Protecting Your Techknowledgy (The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets)||2003|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)||Modern Forum Shopping: Does Holmes v. Vornado Give Shopping New Appeal?||N/A|
|University of Texas, Austin||Electrical Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Texas A&M University||Electrical Engineering||MA - Masters||N/A|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|