Connor Ray assists clients and attorneys with intellectual property matters, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution. He drafts patent applications, corresponds with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and foreign agents, and conducts patentability and clearance searches for clients primarily in the chemical, biomedical, and mechanical fields.
Before rejoining Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, Connor conducted research within the Poland laboratory group at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, with a focus in inorganic chemistry and catalysis. Upon graduation, Connor received the highest available awards for outstanding academic achievement and departmental service within both the chemical engineering and chemistry departments. He also served as the president of Rose Hulman’s Chem-E-Car Team, where he directed a team of 15 engineering students to design and manufacture a small vehicle powered by a chemical reaction.