Ralph Dengler is a first-chair trial attorney with significant experience counseling clients and litigating patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright matters in federal courts across the country. He represents clients in diverse technologies, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, chemical compounds, computers, electronics and software, food containers and packaging, construction and dredging, publishing and social media, streaming media, telecommunications, and the outdoor and shooting sports industries. He also co-chairs Venable's Post-Grant Practice Group.
Ralph began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, and his IP law practice at Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto. He also served for 22 years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring in 2010 as a reserve colonel. His service included combat tours in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1991 and the Iraq War in 2003, and in 2007-2008. He has commanded platoon- through battalion-sized Marine infantry units.