Gerald L. Fellows - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Gerald L. Fellows

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 602-445-8383

Jerry Fellows prepares and implements intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies that help clients achieve their business goals. His practice includes acquiring and enforcing United States and foreign patent rights, particularly for alternative energy innovations, sustainable technologies, software, Internet, business methods, seismic detection systems, and electrical, mechanical, biomedical and electromechanical technologies. Jerry also has experience patenting material science innovations, including superconducting materials and systems, electromagnetic containment systems, complex electronic and mechanical systems and processes, and energy storage systems.

Additionally, Jerry helps clients acquire and enforce United States and foreign trademark rights, copyrights and trade secrets, negotiates intellectual property licenses and technology transfers, prepares invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and performs due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the firm, Jerry was Managing Partner of his prior firm's largest office.

University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignBS 1985Pennsylvania State UniversityMS 1989Marquette University Law SchoolJ.D. 1992
Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Innovation CouncilArizona Technology Council's Arizona Energy Consortium, Technology and Innovation Committee

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Significant Representations
  • Represent one of the largest utilities in the world in obtaining patents and licensing technologies into and out of the company.
  • Provide proactive and strategic guidance to several large utilities to help them avoid patent litigation related to smart grid infrastructures, online billing and other electronic systems.
  • Wide-ranging lead patent counsel experience for clients ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 100 companies.
  • Led intellectual property related merger and acquisitions due diligence and negotiations for transactions valued at up to $1 billion.
  • Obtained patent coverage that a client's competitor asserted in court "destroyed" its business.°
  • Broad experience representing clients regarding the Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. ("RAKTL") patent portfolio and licensing program.
  • Led the formation of the first consortium worldwide to negotiate with RAKTL, a patent owner reportedly approaching $1 billion in royalty revenue. Subsequently, he formed and led negotiations for financial services consortia and a utility consortium.°
  • Led negotiations for the first Katz-focused multi-industry consortium to achieve significant settlement cost reductions.

Client Comments

"In addition to being a technically-superb lawyer, Jerry brings a strategic, business-oriented approach to his advice and counsel that is invaluable."

-Angela Lageson
Assistant General Counsel, Assistant Secretary
Pentair, Inc.

Office Location

2375 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Patent Law of the Phoenix Metro Area
Gerald L. Fellows has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Patent
Patent Law

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