Charles W. Gray / 古怀恩
Managing Partner

Charles 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 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. He 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)


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2007

Court Admissions



“Global Perspectives to Maintain Your Competitive Edge Through IP,” ABA IPL Spring Conference, April 14, 2021

“Strategies for Building and Managing a Global IP Portfolio,” Landslide® - March/April 2021: Volume 13, Number 4 , March 15, 2021

“IP in China: The Value for US Companies, Protection and Enforcement, and How to Win the Battle,” ACC 2020 Annual Meeting, October 15, 2020

“USPTO Meetings Ban Due To Virus Unlikely To Disrupt Cases,” Law360, March 15, 2020

“5 Key Takeaways | Missed a Patent Deadline at The Chinese Patent Office (CNIPA) Because of the COVID-19 Outbreak? Here Is What You Can Do,” March 10, 2020

“Video | Five Tips to Consider for Doing Business in China,” January 30, 2020

“Five Tips to Consider for Doing Business in China,” January 30, 2020

“3 Key Takeaways | Intellectual Property Enforcement in China,” December 6, 2019

“5 Key Takeaways | Recent Changes to Patent Law in Asia,” August 19, 2019

“Recent Changes to Patent Law in Asia and Export Controls,” KTIPS 2019, August 5, 2019

“Executive Order On Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain: Steps You Need to Take,” May 23, 2019

“Key Takeaways: Patent Prosecution: Latest Trends and Best Practices in Asia,” August 25, 2017

“2017 Intellectual Property Forum,” The Evergreen Laurel Hotel, April 13, 2017

“Intellectual Property Law Seminar 2016,” Parkyard Hotel, October 25, 2016

“Getting the Best Patents for Your Money,” Intellectual Property Law Seminar, October 25, 2016