Donald “Trey” Mahoney is counsel with Ramey & Schwaller, LLP. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A trial and arbitration tested attorney, Trey is highly experienced in all phases of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigation and diligence to appeals before the Federal Circuit.
Trey’s technical education began at the University of Texas with a bachelors in biochemistry. He followed that with a master’s in biochemistry from the University of Houston where he studied electron transfer mechanisms under Professor Shiao-Chun Tu. With that background he worked as a product specialist in gene array technology at the biotechnology company Sigma-Genosys.
Trey then began his law studies at the University of Houston Law Center, attending classes at night while working full time first as a technology licensing assistant at the University of Houston and then as a law clerk at the patent law firm Howrey Simon Arnold White. Upon graduation, Trey accepted a position as an associate attorney at Howrey (later merging with the firm Winston & Strawn) where he handled matters involving biotechnology, genetically modified organisms, electronic consumer products, signal processing, oil and gas drilling equipment, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other technology areas.
At Ramey & Schwaller, Trey focuses on litigation, transactional patent matters, and prosecution including post grant proceedings.