Rafael Rodríguez-Muriel

Rafael Rodríguez-Muriel is a Senior Associate Attorney with our Intellectual Property practice. Rafael primarily focuses his practice on patent litigation matters before the District of Puerto Rico, the Eastern District of Texas, and the District of Delaware as well as patent prosecution matters representing petitioners and patent owners before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Rafael also prosecutes trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Puerto Rico Trademark Office. He frequently publishes articles on topics pertaining to copyright, trademark, and patent law.

Get to know Rafael

Why Ferraiuoli?

I practice at Ferraiuoli because it is a dynamic and challenging environment that has allowed me to develop practical and substantive legal skills, while simultaneously developing my legal acumen. Since our varied professional engagements present me with constant new challenges, I have been able to continually grow as an IP attorney by gaining invaluable experience in copyrights, trademarks, and patents, among other things.

What to you find most rewarding?

The most rewarding part of my practice is having the opportunity to interact hands-on with clients seeking to protect their intellectual property, particularly inventors and other innovators looking to safeguard their work.  Additionally, the teamwork and camaraderie that pervades the professional environment at Ferraiuoli make it a pleasure to work here.

Looking forward, what do you see?

Given the highly litigious environment developing among companies and individuals over their Intellectual Property, I believe that more clients will begin to seek our advice for prospective protection. We work hard to increase awareness of IP issues to our clients, entrepreneurs and the general public so they can prevent costly losses to their businesses.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Master Lock Company LLC v. Toledo & Co. Inc., 2013-cv-1658, (D.P.R.)
  • Canatelo LLC v. TRENDnet, Inc., 313-cv-01093, (D.P.R.)
  • SecureNova LLC v. LG  Electronics, Inc., 2:13-CV-904, (E.D. Tex)
  • Tierra Intelectual Borinquen, Inc. v. Pantech Co., Ltd., 2:13-cv-00044, (E.D. Tex)
  • Telinit Technologies LLC v. Jive Communications Inc., 14-cv-369, (E.D. Tex)

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Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property Law Orientation, Small Business and Technology Development Center of Puerto Rico, May, 2014
  • “Patentes y Propiedad Intelectual,”  Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, May, 2013
  • “Orientación Inicial sobre Patentes,” Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, March, 2013.

Publications

  • Co-author, Puerto Rico Chapter of the Intellectual Property Review, 2nd-4th Editions, London, U.K. Law Business Research, Ltd.
  • Juice Blends, Trademarks, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,” MarcaSur, January 21, 2015
  • Reselling Legally Acquired Digital Music,” MarcaSur, June 4, 2014
  • Attorneys’ Fees in Patent Infringement Cases,” MarcaSur, March 23, 2014
  • First Sale Doctrine and Works Produced Outside of the United States,” MarcaSur, July 24, 2013
  • Divided Infringement,” MarcaSur, November 22, 2012

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Get to know Rafael

Why Ferraiuoli?

I practice at Ferraiuoli because it is a dynamic and challenging environment that has allowed me to develop practical and substantive legal skills, while simultaneously developing my legal acumen. Since our varied professional engagements present me with constant new challenges, I have been able to continually grow as an IP attorney by gaining invaluable experience in copyrights, trademarks, and patents, among other things.

What to you find most rewarding?

The most rewarding part of my practice is having the opportunity to interact hands-on with clients seeking to protect their intellectual property, particularly inventors and other innovators looking to safeguard their work.  Additionally, the teamwork and camaraderie that pervades the professional environment at Ferraiuoli make it a pleasure to work here.

Looking forward, what do you see?

Given the highly litigious environment developing among companies and individuals over their Intellectual Property, I believe that more clients will begin to seek our advice for prospective protection. We work hard to increase awareness of IP issues to our clients, entrepreneurs and the general public so they can prevent costly losses to their businesses.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Master Lock Company LLC v. Toledo & Co. Inc., 2013-cv-1658, (D.P.R.)
  • Canatelo LLC v. TRENDnet, Inc., 313-cv-01093, (D.P.R.)
  • SecureNova LLC v. LG  Electronics, Inc., 2:13-CV-904, (E.D. Tex)
  • Tierra Intelectual Borinquen, Inc. v. Pantech Co., Ltd., 2:13-cv-00044, (E.D. Tex)
  • Telinit Technologies LLC v. Jive Communications Inc., 14-cv-369, (E.D. Tex)

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Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property Law Orientation, Small Business and Technology Development Center of Puerto Rico, May, 2014
  • “Patentes y Propiedad Intelectual,”  Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, May, 2013
  • “Orientación Inicial sobre Patentes,” Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, March, 2013.

Publications

  • Co-author, Puerto Rico Chapter of the Intellectual Property Review, 2nd-4th Editions, London, U.K. Law Business Research, Ltd.
  • Juice Blends, Trademarks, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,” MarcaSur, January 21, 2015
  • Reselling Legally Acquired Digital Music,” MarcaSur, June 4, 2014
  • Attorneys’ Fees in Patent Infringement Cases,” MarcaSur, March 23, 2014
  • First Sale Doctrine and Works Produced Outside of the United States,” MarcaSur, July 24, 2013
  • Divided Infringement,” MarcaSur, November 22, 2012

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