Neil Ferraro chairs the firm's Mechanical Technologies Practice Group. Neil counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property, with particular emphasis on domestic and international patent procurement, clearance to market analyses, acquisitions, diligence, and licensing matters.
Neil represents clients ranging from start-ups to large corporations in wide-ranging technologies including injection molding equipment, medical devices, sports equipment, consumer products, office supplies, imaging systems, electromechanical devices, printers, microfluidic systems, industrial equipment, fabrics, touch fasteners, sensors, optics, utility line equipment, and engines and automotive components.
Neil’s strong technical skills coupled with his deep knowledge of patent law and industry standards allow him to provide sound technical, business, and legal advice to aid clients in obtaining their business objectives.
Neil joined the firm after serving as an intellectual property attorney with the Ford Motor Company. His technical experience includes four years as a mechanical engineer, where he was responsible for new product development from concept to design to manufacturing start-up.
"Neil is extremely responsive and almost always answers the phone."
"We were getting pretty negative office actions, and [Ferraro] was able to turn that around. Neil architected a strategy to salvage that patent, and we still got the priority dates. I was definitely impressed."
"Neil’s been professional and responsive and detail oriented. He has a certain assertiveness, which is important when we need that."
"The interaction and responsiveness with Neil is fantastic."
Neil has been named to the 2013, 2015, and 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. He has also been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for his work in the field of intellectual property law.
An inventor himself, Neil holds five U.S. patents resulting from his prior engineering work.