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Gerald F. Ivey
+1 202 408 4110

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, D. Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D., 1982
  • University of Virginia
    B.A., with distinction, 1979

Gerald F. Ivey


Gerald Ivey has extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy. He concentrates his practice primarily on jury trial patent cases involving Internet, computer software and hardware issues, biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical products. Mr. Ivey has acted as lead trial counsel in jury cases involving computer software; optical character recognition technology; parental controls; hardware and software boot-up security; graphic user interface technologies; VOIP technologies; automated key duplication machinery; cases involving self-balancing vehicles; wind and jet engine turbines; cases for biomechanical devices including cardiovascular stents; diagnostic test kits; and pharmaceutical products, such as glaucoma, arthritis, and autoimmune medications. He has tried more than 68 cases to juries in federal and state courts and currently serves as leader of the firm’s litigation section.

Mr. Ivey was previously a partner at another law firm where he served as trial counsel on major product liability cases involving a variety of claims such as brake failure and loss of steering in automobiles; claims of sudden acceleration and crashworthiness in motorcycles and all terrain recreational vehicles; and electrical system failures in different products such as elevators, automobiles, and computer monitors. Over the years, Mr. Ivey has also handled numerous cases involving medical malpractice claims, general wrongful death actions, commercial, construction, and employment litigation.


  • Serves as co-director and lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School Trial Advocacy Institute.
  • Adjunct professor instructing third-year law students in trial advocacy at the George Washington University Law School since 1993.
  • Instructor at the George Washington University Law School/D.C. Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy.
  • Lecturer at various American Bar Association (ABA), Practising Law Institute (PLI), and Defense Research Institute (DRI) programs.

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2014.
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for patent litigation, 2017.
  • Recognized as an "IP Star" in Washington, D.C. by Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2017.
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2009, and for intellectual property litigation and patent litigation, 2011-2017.
  • Recognized as a Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation, Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters, 2011, 2013-2016.
  • Voted by his peers for inclusion in the Top IP Lawyers by the Washingtonian Magazine, 2004.
  • Received the Honorable William J. Brennan, Jr. Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills, 2002.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Board of Directors for the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Committee)