Raymond G. Areaux is a founding partner of the firm, where he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice group. He served as Managing Member in the founding year of the Firm and for a 3 year term in 2010-2012.
His practice is devoted to obtaining, licensing and enforcing all manner of intellectual property rights. His primary practice areas are computers and software, patents, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, media law, copyright, unfair competition and franchises. He is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics. Mr. Areaux’s experience includes prosecuting patents in the electronic arts, software arts, web-based delivery arts, biotech arts, and mechanical arts; negotiating licensing, outsourcing and technology transfer agreements; prosecuting and maintaining a large variety of trademarks, service marks and brands; litigating patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright infringement and licensing disputes and litigating other contract disputes involving technology, including patent infringement claims against the United States government, including claims against the Department of Defense military departments; litigating domain name disputes, including UDRP and ACPA disputes; and arbitrating computer software licensing and transactions disputes. Mr. Areaux also assists his clients in preparing and negotiating organizational and operating documents for corporations and limited liability companies and related agreements as well as agreements for the acquisition or divestiture of companies and/or their assets, including angel, venture capital and other private capital investment arrangements.
Mr. Areaux is often asked to serve as a mediator or arbitrator for patent, trademark, licensing or other intellectual property disputes. Mr. Areaux has served as an arbitrator with the AAA since 1994.
Chair, Domestic Violence Grants Subcommittee of the Louisiana Bar Foundation Grants Committee (Chair since 2012; committee since 2008).
Loyola Law School Committee (since 2015).
Adjunct Law Professor, Loyola University School of Law, teaching “Trademarks and Unfair Competition” for 19 years and “Information Privacy Law” for 2 years.
Member of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) and Board member (FORUM Chair) since 2015.
Member of several Angel investment groups (NOLA Angel Network, South Coast Angel Fund, Lagniappe Angels).
Other Professional Experience: former product development engineer with IBM and former systems engineer with Conoco.
Tulane University, B.S. Computer Science, 1978; Tulane University, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1978; Loyola Law School, J.D., 1985.
Registered Patent Attorney since 1989; Loyola University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Trademarks and Unfair Competition (since 1999); past Member of Advisory Board, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department, Tulane University); Licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering) (now inactive); American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section, Antitrust Section, Business Law Section and Litigation Section); Louisiana State Bar Association; International Trademark Association (past member of Editorial Board, Trademark Reporter); American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Arbitration Association (arbitrator); Original member of the UCITA study committee for the Louisiana State Law Institute; National Society of Professional Engineers; Louisiana Engineering Society; Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.
Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office; All Louisiana state and federal courts; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Loyola Law Review.