John Ferrell is a founding partner of Carr & Ferrell LLP, one of Silicon Valley's foremost technology law firms (founded 1992), and specializes in patent and intellectual property law matters. He is the Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Ferrell's practice focuses on helping emerging and mid-sized companies create market monopolies by organizing and leveraging intellectual property assets. In addition, Mr. Ferrell's practice includes patent opinion and litigation analysis, as well as trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. As a leading Menlo Park patent attorney, Mr. Ferrell has represented companies in a variety of fields, including semiconductors, communications, computers, software, social networking, wireless, bioengineering, and eco-engineering. Mr. Ferrell holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering. Distinguished by his demonstrated technical and legal expertise, Mr. Ferrell has been noted in the Silicon Valley Business Journal list of Who's Who in Silicon Valley and Northern California's Super Lawyers. He was also listed by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California's top Rainmakers, by San Jose Magazine as one of Silicon Valley's top Legal Eagles, and by San Francisco Magazine as one of Northern California's top lawyers. Additionally, under his leadership, the firm was recently recognized by Corporate Counsel Magazine as a "Go to Law Firm for Intellectual Property." Mr. Ferrell has received an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® (a representation of the highest level of professional excellence). Over the past decade, Mr. Ferrell has presented and spoken about patent and intellectual property issues at both legal and technology business forums around the globe. Mr. Ferrell is a licensed airline transport pilot and flight instructor. Mr. Ferrell’s investment areas include cyber security, networking, internet, semiconductors & tech. He is on the lookout for creative design companies that make computers & other consumer devices easier to use.