Ray A. Mantle, Attorney-at-Law
Ray A. Mantle is an Attorney-at-Law engaged in private practice as a corporate-commercial lawyer with extensive intellectual property law experience. He is admitted to the Bar in the States of Florida and New York. Ray draws on his training and experience to offer a blend of legal advice and practical business solutions to assist his clients to achieve their business goals in a legal and ethical manner.
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Ray limits his practice to areas of corporate-commercial law important to his clients and their businesses, principally of a transactional nature involving a broad range of corporate and financial matters, often involving intellectual property or technology.
These practice areas are often intertwined and require interdisciplinary legal and business solutions to complex issues.
Ray is experienced in forming business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships and joint ventures, in Delaware, Florida, New York and New Jersey. He also handles all of the normal corporate work for newly-formed companies, including employment agreements, governance documents (such as By-laws, Operating Agreements and shareholder agreements), stock option and compensation plans, invention and non-disclosure agreements, real estate leases, and distribution/franchise agreements.
Technology Development and Licensing
Ray represents owners and licensees of technology and intellectual property in a variety of licensing, transfer and financing transactions structured around intangible intellectual property. Ray has experience in a variety of software, data base and patent licensing issues, ranging from early development to market roll-out, installation and maintenance.
Ray's Intellectual Property practice includes advice on trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, technology transfers and licensing and handling transactions to buy, sell, license, develop, finance or use such intellectual property. Ray works closely with patent counsel in advising clients on patent protection and potential infringement issues.
Ray advises on policies and practices regarding protection of proprietary rights, potential infringement claims, and due diligence investigation for mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He also handles (1) registration and protection of trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets under applicable statutes and treaties; (2) advice regarding current developments in Internet law, including domain names; ISP contracts; co-branding arrangements; wireless content arrangements; linking agreements; e-commerce and contracts relating to the development and operation of web sites; (3) protection against misappropriation and loss of IP rights through the use of employee policies and manuals; employment, confidentiality and non-competition agreements; and non-disclosure agreements; (4) advice relating to trade secret disputes; copyright infringement; defamation; selection, adaptation and use of trademarks; privacy and privacy policies and regulatory requirements; civil rights and right to publicity matters; and (5) advice regarding provisional and business method patents.
Mergers and Acquisitions/Joint Ventures
Ray has experience in a variety of Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures transactions, including asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, strategic alliances, joint ventures, leveraged buy-outs, 'roll-ups', recapitalizations and reorganizations. Intellectual property or complex technology issues are often involved.
Venture CapitalRay has experience in a variety of Venture Capital & Private Equity transactions on behalf of investors and start-up or emerging companies, including company formation, protection of intellectual property and private placements (including those pursuant to Regulation D and Regulation S).
Ray A. Mantle, Attorney-at-Law
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