Ari Rafilson

Michael W. Shore

Partner - Ari Rafilson

Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street, Suite 3300
Dallas, Texas 75202

469.412.2522 (Cell) / 214.593.9114 (Direct)
214.593.9110 (Firm)
214.593.9111 (Fax)


Ari Rafilson's practice focuses primarily on patent litigation. Mr. Rafilson's patent litigation experience incorporates a wide range of technologies, including magnetic resonance imaging, integrated circuits, motion-sensing technologies, display technologies, internet search technologies and object-relational mapping software. Mr. Rafilson was named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2017. Prior to joining Shore Chan DePumpo, Mr. Rafilson was President of The Rafilson Law Firm, PLLC where he managed litigation efforts in several high-profile software-related patent cases for various patent assignees. Previously, Mr. Rafilson was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP, where he specialized in IP litigation in various areas including a trademark opposition proceeding. Mr. Rafilson also specialized in patent prosecution for various technologies including optics, software, and mechanical devices. As a law student, Mr. Rafilson was the Journal Affairs Director for the SMU Computer Law Review and Technology Journal. His case note "Microsoft Liable for Patent Infringement of Software Installed Overseas" was published in that journal in 2006. Prior to law school, Mr. Rafilson worked extensively in the Information Systems arena as an Instructor, Systems Integrator, Consultant, and Project Manager.



Texas State Bar 22nd Annual IP Course, March 2009, Moderator: Design Patents after Egyptian Goddess
FTC: The Evolving IP Marketplace, February 2009, Co-wrote analysis of permanent injunction factors after eBay
AIPLA Annual Meeting, October 2008, Moderator: Patent Exhaustion after Quanta v. LG Electronics
Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, Winter 2006, Microsoft Liable for Patent Infringement of Software Installed Overseas


J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2007
B.S., magna cum laude, Computer Information Systems, Bradley University, 1988


Eastern and Northern District of Texas
United States Patent and Trademark Office


Texas State Bar
Dallas Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association