Neil Ferraro chairs the firm's Mechanical Technologies 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 startups to large corporations in wide-ranging technologies including injection molding equipment, access control systems including mechanical and electrical locking systems, 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 repeatedly named to The Best Lawyers in America© and to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for his work in the field of intellectual property law. He is also recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
An inventor himself, Neil holds five U.S. patents resulting from his prior engineering work.