Charles W. Gray

Charles Gray serves as Managing Partner for the firm’s Shanghai office. Mr. Gray focuses his practice on patent counseling and prosecution of both U.S. and international patent applications. In addition, he has significant experience in providing patent invalidity and infringement analysis and drafting written opinions. He advises his clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including licensing negotiations.

Mr. Gray counsels his clients in a variety of technology fields, with a particular emphasis on computer networking, satellite, cellular, and other wireless communications, computer architecture, software systems and financial transactions.

Mr. Gray has an extensive Asian-area practice with a focus on Chinese patent counseling and prosecution. He has lived and worked in Asia and has extensive knowledge of Chinese patent practice and is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is a guest lecturer at Fudan University in Shanghai, Hong Kong University and Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Gray was a software engineer and project manager, where he developed adaptive language, music, and mathematics learning software. Mr. Gray also developed collaborative legal English learning software and program environments designed for Chinese judges and attorneys.

Mr. Gray was recognized as a top patent practitioner in 2020, 2021 and 2022 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and in the 2021 and 2022 editions of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2023 for Patent Law. Mr. Gray was also recognized as a Colorado “Rising Star” in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013.


University of Denver College of Law, J.D. (2006)

Brigham Young University, B.S., Computer Science (2003)



Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2007)