Raymond W. Zenkert, III


Ray has been involved in patent and trademark litigation actions in several District Courts, as well as appellate practice, and is experienced in drafting federal motions, conducting discovery, and legal research. In particular, Ray is experienced in motions to transfer, preliminary injunctions, and motions for summary judgment. Additionally, Ray was one of a three-member litigation team that was the first to successfully seek summary judgment for non-infringing nominative fair use of a certification mark. See Int'l Info. Sys. Sec. Certification Consortium, Inc. v. Sec. Univ., LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108853 (D. Conn. 2014).

In addition to litigation, Ray is also experienced in the areas of patent prosecution (including re-examinations), as well as patentability and clearing searches, due diligence, and infringement opinions.  

Prior to practicing law, Ray served as an Air Force Special Operations Officer where he managed and operated on military network infrastructure including classified network systems. Ray is knowledgable in the areas of: automation and SCADA technologies, including data acquisition, control protocols and signal conditioning; electrical engineering; software engineering; computer network architecture and topologies; network protocols; network security; and artificial intelligence. Ray also possess specialized knowledge in the areas of advanced medical devices, such as magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) systems, and image registration algorithms.

Ray received a J.D. cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Law, as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from the United States Air Force Academy, and is admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut.

In his spare time, Ray enjoys playing hockey, fly fishing, snowboarding, and programming.