Kevin Gray’s practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on complex transactions and licensing of IP and other proprietary rights. He is the national chair of the firm’s IP licensing, transactions, and agreements practice.
Kevin routinely handles more than 100 types of intellectual property licensing and technology agreements for organizations ranging from startups to technology transfer offices to multinational corporations. A representative list of such agreements and transactions may be found here.
Named by Intellectual Asset Management as one of the Top 250 IP Strategists and Licensing Attorneys in the world, Kevin focuses particularly on designing and implementing IP-based monetization and enforcement strategies and provides subject matter expertise in disputes, including litigation cases. Kevin’s work spans a broad field of technological and scientific disciplines, and his clients range from solo inventors to universities to Fortune 100 entities.
Drafted and assisted leading provider of proprietary specialty food product (client) in negotiation of Co-Manufacturing Agreement with significant downstream and fermentation processor.
Drafted and negotiated Collaboration and Technology License Agreement between a global provider of innovative pharmaceutical products and solutions (client) and a start-up in clinical therapeutics.
Drafted and assisted in the negotiation of an Artist Agreement under which a larger retail company (client) engaged a famous artist to create and restore some artwork for the client’s headquarters.
Drafted and negotiated a Restated and Amended Exclusive License Agreement between a biotech company (client) and a major university in connection with a billion dollar/year emerging technology co-developed by the parties.
Drafted and negotiated a Joint Development Agreement between a global provider of security services (client) and a global technology company under which the parties will collaborate on a first-of-its-kind marriage of technology.
Drafted a Software Subscription Service (SaaS) Agreement template for the provider of pioneering electronic health record software (client) and related services for use with dozens of licensees.
Drafted and negotiated a Data Transmission and Access Agreement under which a provider of insurance rating services (client) will share data with a global financial services firm to improve related services to client’s customers.
Drafted a Software License Agreement between a non-profit organization (client) and a for-profit application development company under which client’s collaborative software platform (matching solo service providers with paying customers) will be available through a mobile app.
Drafted and negotiated a License, Development, and Commercialization Agreement between a biotech start-up (client) and a leading global pharmaceutical company for the client’s technology to be used in animal health pharmaceutical and diagnostic products.
Designed and drafted Intra-Company Assignments and Licenses to assist a web-based services client in the worldwide protection and licensing of its IP.
Recognitions & awards
Best Lawyers in America
IAM Patent 1000
Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year - South
LMG Life Sciences
Life Sciences Star
LMG Life Sciences
Finalist for Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – South
LMG Life Sciences
Best Lawyers in Dallas
2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2015
Texas Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Lawyer
“We are a large company and engage many law firms that handle IP matters. If I have a transaction that requires top expertise, I send it to Kevin Gray.” — Client Testimonial, 2023 Chambers & Partners USA
"Kevin Gray is very skilled and fast to deliver." — Client Testimonial, 2022 Chambers & Partners USA
"He’s probably the smartest licensing expert I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with." — Client Testimonial, 2022 Chambers & Partners USA
Licensing Executive Society
American Intellectual Property Law Association (Past Chair, Cyberspace Committee on Domain Name Disputes and ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy)
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section)
American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section)
International Trademark Association (Past Member - Classification Subcommittee of the INTA Trademark Office Practices Committee)