Raymond J. Lillie

Raymond J. Lillie

A seasoned intellectual property practitioner, Raymond J. Lillie has been with Carella Byrne since 1986. He has helped clients in a wide range of industries obtain and protect their patents, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting patent searches, and preparing opinions on patentability, patent validity, and infringement. His experience is particularly robust in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, purification of chemicals and other substances, and hydrocarbon conversion and processing. In addition to his patent practice, Raymond has also worked on interference cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and prepared and prosecuted trademark applications.

Raymond is a Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight of the Bishop McLaughlin Council from 1990-1991, 1993-1994, and 2015-2016 and as a District Deputy from 1997-2002. Since November 2003, he has been the Chairman of the Child ID Kit Program for the New Jersey State Council, Knights of Columbus.


  • New Jersey State Bar


  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Grand Knight, Bishop McLaughlin Council, Knights of Columbus - 1990-1991 and  1993-1994
  • District Deputy, New Jersey State Council, Knights of Columbus - 1997-2002
  • Chairman, Child ID Kit Program, New Jersey State Council, Knights of Columbus - 2003 to present
  • Advisory Board, Hillside Catholic Academy

Practice Areas



Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Labor Law

Whether before a hearing board, in the courtroom, or at the negotiating table, our labor lawyers leverage their considerable advocacy and negotiating skills to advance and protect our clients’ interests.

About us


Student Mental Health and Social Media

Partner Michael Innes wrote an article titled “Why New Jersey school districts are filing lawsuits against social media companies, which is featured in the New Jersey School Board Association Reader Forum: Student Mental Health and Social Media.

Chrysler Owners Win Cert. Of 6M Class In Takata Airbag MDL

A judge has certified a class of roughly 6 million Fiat Chrysler vehicle owners who assert fraud claims against FCA US in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing automakers of hiding the risks associated with allegedly explosive Takata airbags.
The 74

Carella Byrne’s Michael Innes Featured in Recent The 74 Article

Innes was featured in recent article titled Teen Mental Health Crisis Pushes More School Districts to Sue Social Media Giants. “The harms caused by social media companies have impacted the districts’ ability to carry out their core mission of providing education.”

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