Raymond R. Mandra

Contact Raymond R. Mandra
Phone: 860-838-8714

Ray is a former partner of the intellectual property law firm, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where he practiced for 28 years. He concentrated in the areas of patent counseling, contentious proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, application writing, prosecution, litigation, licensing, and due diligence primarily involving the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological sciences. He was chair of the firm’s biotechnology group for more than a decade. Ray presently is also in-house patent counsel for Perosphere Technologies Inc. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Ray worked for nine years as a chemist for the General Foods Corporation.

Ray has extensive experience in the prosecution of U.S. patent applications and international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. He has also been substantially involved in various patent litigations, inter-partes reviews, reexaminations, interferences, and reissues related to pharmaceutical patents.


B.S., Chemistry, State University of New York
M.S., Chemistry, Long Island University
J.D., magna cum laude, Pace University School of Law

Awards and Recognitions

2007-2010, Legal 500 Editions; Leading Lawyer in Patent Reexamination,
Leading Lawyer for Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design
2012 and 2013, Recipient of ILO Client Choice Individual Award for Intellectual
Property IP in the U.S. and New York
2012-2017, IAM 1000’s World’s Leading Patent Practitioners
2012-2017 Editions, New York Super Lawyers
2013-2017, IP Star editions, Managing Intellectual Property


New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit