About Terence P. Ross

Terry Ross is a nationally respected first-chair trial attorney with a practice concentrated on civil lawsuits involving intellectual property, media and technology. He has represented clients in numerous high-profile cases, including in the application of intellectual property laws to the Internet and e-commerce. Terry has broad experience in various types of intellectual property disputes, including patent and copyright infringement; trade secret and unfair competition litigation; and trademark/trade name disputes.

Litigator and counselor on the frontier of IP law disputes

Terry's experience at both the trial and appellate levels is extensive. He has tried more than 50 jury or bench trials, as well as dozens of arbitrations. He has been first chair for 13 Markman hearings in patent cases. He also has conducted numerous preliminary injunction hearings. In addition, Terry has made oral arguments to the Supreme Court of Virginia, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In addition to representing clients in litigation, Terry is active in representing clients in non-litigation settings. Terry regularly represents content providers in licensing content, as well as in the review/clearance of content. He is frequently retained in connection with "brand protection." This work includes combatting counterfeiting, cross-border enforcement, domain name disputes, policing brand misuse on social media and in e-commerce, and performing clearance searches.

During law school, Terry was a member of the managing board of the Virginia Law Review. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge Roger Robb on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Practice Focus

  • Intellectual property, media and technology litigation
  • Intellectual property disputes, including patent and copyright infringement; trade secret and unfair competition litigation; and trademark/trade name disputes
  • Markman hearings in patent cases
  • Content licensing, content reviews/clearance and "brand protection" matters

Publications

  • The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property
    2018
  • Intellectual Property Law: Damages and Remedies
    2016

Presentations and Events

  • Advance IP Forum for Advertising Counsel
    Presenter | Minimizing the Risk of Patent Infringement Claims When Developing Sites for Your Brands on the Web
    April 27–28, 2011
  • NNRI's International Symposium on Translational Clinical Research
    Presenter | The Foundation for Initiation of Clinical Trials and Commercialization: How is it Derived, Developed, Protected and Transferred?
    November 4–7, 2004