Kassim M. Ferris

Kassim M. Ferris

Stoel Rives LLP

Recognized since 2013

Portland, Oregon

Practice Areas

Patent Law

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Kassim Ferris is a partner of Stoel Rives who concentrates his practice on intellectual property and international trade regulation matters. Kassim’s intellectual property practice includes domestic and international patent procurement, strategic patent portfolio management, patent opinions, technology licensing, technology development and collaboration agreements, patent enforcement, and intellectual property dispute resolution. Kassim also regularly advises clients on national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), intellectual property issues in government contracting, and compliance with U.S. export controls, sanctions and embargoes. Kassim also has substantial experience with trademark registration and enforcement, intellectual property transfers, and intellectual property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Kassim is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has experience procuring patents on a wide range of mechanical, electromechanical, optics and computer-related technologies, including notable experience with atomic layer deposition, optical systems, electrical connectors, sporting optics, ballistics, gun safety equipment, image processing, wireless data networks, electronic image display technologies, Internet/business methods, building products, fenestration systems, apparel, and footwear.

Kassim has hands-on engineering experience with the design and development of tooling and manufacturing processes for electrical connectors, including high-speed progressive die stamping, metal heat treating, and plastics molding. He is also versed in materials science, metallurgy, tribology, surface finishing, electroplating, CAD/CAM systems, material handling systems, machine vision, robotics, nanotechnology, semiconductor integrated circuit fabrication, computer software, and database organization.

Contact & Links


  • 760 Southwest Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000
    Portland, OR 97205


  • Willamette University, J.D., graduated 1996
  • Colorado State University, B.S.M.E. /Mathematics minor, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, Oregon State Bar
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar


  • Oregon Patent Law Association - Member
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Patent Search Committee - Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association - Member
  • Optical Society of America - Columbia Section - Member
  • Outdoor Industry Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Stoel Rives LLP
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

127 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

53 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Patent Law


  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (currently: Intellectual Property), 2009-present
  • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2020

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